The first Oromo Interfaith Forum Held in Melbourne

(A4O, 2 June 2019) The half day Oromo Interfaith Forum held yesterday, June 1, 2019 here in Noble Park Aquatic Centre.
On this forum three Oromo religious leaders: Christian, Muslim and Waaqeffannaa delivered speeches about the importance of having a respectful relationship between wife and husband.
The forum aimed to promote family safety and cohesiveness in their life.
This event would help to raise awareness and understanding about respectful relationship and to challenge gender stereotypes and roles.
This faith-based activity was designed to explore the ways in which Oromo faiths leaders currently respond to family violence.
Victoria police and Wayss provided useful innervation information about family violence.
Oromo community in Melbourne and Advocacy for Oromia organised this forum unique to provide timely preventive information and orientation about family violence and family violence prevention strategies.
Message from the Advocacy for Oromia
– The prevention of family violence can be achieved by promoting respectful relationships, love and harmony that lead to gender equality: finding meaning in life and fostering a sense of belonging.
– (key words: equality, respect, relationships, love, meaning in life, sense of belonging)

The Oromo nationalists must stop dreaming!

“The Oromo nationalists must stop dreaming that Team Lemma who hijacked the Oromo protests and came to power could bring something fundamental in Oromo politics.

Team Lemma has now replaced with Team Abiy who on the very first day of his speech as a Prime Minister of Ethiopia reopened the wound of Oromo and added salt to it. Team Abiy composes of individuals who deny the crimes committed against Oromo at Anolle and turns deaf ear to the Oromo demands and even working to destroy achievements made so far including the continuation of Oromia as one state of the FDRE.

As an Italian political scientist Gaetano Mosca said, “If tolerance is taken to the point where it tolerates the destruction of those same principles that made tolerance possible in the first place, it becomes intolerable”.

Dr. Abiy’s Government project to take Ethiopia back to pre-1991, even to pre 1974, by undermining or changing the current constitution and the federal arrangement already reached intolerable stage in one year.”
Assefa Abebe Lemu
Director, Office of Acquisition & Assistance (OAA) The Role of Elites in Ethiopian Politics

Read the article from: