Ethiopian Christians take to streets in mass protest against burning of churches and attacks on worshipers [#EthiopiaChristians #EthiopiaPersecution #ChristianPersecution]
Ethiopian Christians took to the streets Sunday, September 22, 2019 in a mass protest against the burning of churches and attacks on worshipers around the country.
Since July 2018, 30 churches have been attacked, while almost 100 worshipers have been killed.
Ethiopian Orthodox church leaders met with government officials earlier September 2019 to discuss how Christians could be better secured against an uptick in ethnic and political violence.
The protests this week followed a slate of protests that took place in several cities Sunday, September 15, 2019 in Ethiopia.
Ethiopian Christians march to protest church burnings:
Christians in a town in southern Ethiopia were stunned when local Muslims attacked 10 church buildings on Feb. 9, 2019 destroying one and burning the property inside all the structures.
“Chanting the jihadist slogan, ‘Allahu akbar [God is greater],’ Muslims in Halaba Kulito targeted worship buildings belonging to eight denominations“
– Scotland-based aid agency Steadfast Global and Voice of the Martyrs-Canada.
The church building of Kale Hiwot Galeto was razed.
Alaba Kulito is a town in southern Ethiopia. Located in the Alaba special woreda / district of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (SNNPR), this town sits on the left bank of the Bilate River, with an elevation of 1726 meters above sea level. Alaba Kulito is the administrative center of the Alaba special woreda.
Muslim Mobs Attack 10 Church Buildings in Ethiopia:
Morning Star News
An Ethiopian police officer was arrested, dismissed and forced to move to another part of the country after he told colleagues about his Christian faith.
The 25-year-old man, who grew up in the eastern Somali region of Ethiopia as a member of the nearly 100 percent Muslim Somali tribe, became a Christian two years ago.
“Christians in the Muslim-majority eastern Somali region can experience hostility from family and community because of their faith, and also can be vulnerable when ethno-political tension erupts.”
– World Watch Monitor, which highlights incidences of persecution
Ethiopia: Ethnic Somali Christian police man forced to relocate after talking about his faith:
World Watch Monitor
Ethiopian police officer who shared Christian faith at work forced out: