Please propose and organize into committees to implement worthy projects that interest you in the three areas of: culture, development, or rights.

Non-Violent Resistance

(ስላማዊና ዴሞክራሳዊ የትግል ስልቶች)


The Principles & Practices of Nonviolence

Dr. King’s Six Principles of Nonviolence:

·        Nonviolence is not for cowards.  It is a way of life for courageous people.

·        Build the Beloved Community everywhere you go.

·        Attack the forces of evil, not persons doing evil.

·        Accept suffering without retaliation for the sake of the just cause.

·        Avoid inner violence of the spirit as well as outward physical violence.

·        The universe is on the side of justice.

Dr. King’s Six Practices of Nonviolence:

·        Gather information.

·        Share the information with all who care about the problem.

·        Strengthen your own commitment.

·        Negotiate with dignity for all.

·        If negotiations fail, take appropriate direct action, then negotiate again.

·        Always reconcile.  Celebrate reconciliation!


Jean Sharpe, From Dictatorship to Democracy (Albert Einstein Institution, 2010)

1.  ጅን ሻርፕ፦ ከአምባገን አገዛዝ ወደ ዴሞክራሲ (የአማርኛ ትርጉም ለማንበብ እዚህ ይጫኑ)




1.  Preservation and advancement of the cultural heritage (art, artifacts, music, cuisine, and literature) of Wollo which is one of the foundations of mainstream Ethiopian culture.  Wollo is home to Ethiopian classical music: Tizita, Anchihoye, Bati, Ambassel, Chebelew, Mezuma, Engurguro, and many more!


Gishen Mariam, Ambassel


2. Support for development projects in the areas of food security, health, education, and gender equality.  Stand up and be counted to make a difference in the lives of ordinary people.



Lalibela's  rock-hewn medieval churches

Lalibela's  rock-hewn medieval churches

Lalibela's  rock-hewn medieval churches


3.  Support the struggle of the youth for human and civil rights for all: fund rights-based organization in Wollo, adopt political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, or contribute to civic education and training programs.


A Mosque in Argobba, Eastern Wollo