The scourge of terrorism perpetrated under the mantle of religion; the upheavals, huge loss of life and destruction of property that it entails are not, indeed, new in the annals of the political history of mankind. But it has assumed new dimensions in this century.
As such, it is breeding instability in various parts of our world; posing as it does a serious threat to international peace and security and causing increasing consternation among powerful and weak nations alike.
The phenomenon accordingly warrants a profound appraisal and serious approach that is commensurate to its gravity.
Eight senior member delegation of the World Council of Churches (WCC) is on a working visit to Eritrea.
During a meeting the senior delegation held with the leaders of the Eritrean Churches, the General Secretary of the Eritrean Tewahdo Orthodox Synod, Abune Lukas, indicated that the harmony and respect between religions has been for long the main characteristic of the Eritrean people and that this meeting will be a good opportunity for sharing experience with the World Council of Churches. Continue reading World Council of Churches Delegates in Eritrea→
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has released its 2016 Annual Report on religious freedom violations in over 30 countries and its Eritrea report was hardly flattering.
THE United Nations has different branches that govern nations; the Security Council is the power house of the organization with primary responsibility to maintain international peace and security. The Council has 15 members; 5 permanent members with great Power unanimity; they are China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and United States.
These Five Great powers can declare war, impose economic sanctions, negate admission of new members, appoint Secretary-General, and elect judges to the International Court of justice and exercise trusteeship function of the United Nations. The 5 permanent members are the Imperial Monarch of the United Nations; democracy in its abstract form. Continue reading Human Right as a Weapon of Destabilization→
HUNDREDS of Muslims protesters demonstrated in Ethiopia Friday, demanding the release of 17 of their leaders jailed under terrorism charges last year.
“What the government is doing doesn’t solve the problem, rather it will worsen the situation,” said protestor Mohammad Seman, speaking at the demonstration following busy Friday prayers at a popular Addis Ababa mosque.