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Italo-Eritrea Archeologists Discover Horn of Africa’s Oldest Churches

…. dates back to the second half of the 4th century.

The oldest churches in the Horn of Africa has been discovered in the ancient city of Adulis by a group of researchers from Eritrea and Italia. (photo: Ansa)

BY ANSA *

An Italo-Eritrean mission found remains of two early Christian churches, which dates back to the second half of the 4th century, and, therefore, it is estimated that the Horn of Africa Christianity would have extended few decades after the Decree of Costantino, who, in 313 AD, made the practice of faith free. Continue reading Italo-Eritrea Archeologists Discover Horn of Africa’s Oldest Churches

Eritrea: The Little-told Story of Religious Co-Existence

The Eritrean people have a noble culture of religious tolerance. They have worked very hard to preserve their religious harmony and union, and co-existed in an exemplary way for more than 2000 years.

By Dr. Samuel Mahaffy,

In the capital city of Asmara, Eritrea, an Orthodox Christian Church and a Muslim Mosque stand within a stone-throw distance of each other. But, there are no stones being thrown. The story of the peaceful co-existence of the religions of Islam and Christianity in the Country of Eritrea is an informative story seldom told.

The invisiblization of Eritrea in western media sadly leaves untold an account of a country in the Horn of Africa where the two religions have an ancient history of interacting with respect for their differences. Especially, as conflicts between fundamentalists of both faiths flair around the world, the situation in Eritrea is significant for both the peace building and interfaith communities.  Continue reading Eritrea: The Little-told Story of Religious Co-Existence