Monthly Archives: December 2013

A bit more on Somaliland

  Somaliland declared itself independent in 1991 – and its still unrecognised by any country except Ethiopia.  Here’s the Anglican church – sadly ruined and unused.  There are a few Anglicans, mostly students, but no minister.  Its part of the … Continue reading

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Reflecting

Its the last weekend of the visit. I’m reflecting on all the things I’ve seen.  Its clear that this a religious society.  All the churches are well attended, with enthusiasm and commitment which I can only admire – and hope … Continue reading

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Thanks

    The project has gone well and its thank to some great colleagues and friends. Kumelachew is a church scholar and ecumenist, who set up the church leaders AIDS agency mentioned below.  He’s accompanied around many churches and helped me … Continue reading

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BVO and us

We meet the BVO team.  Mulugeta Gebru (PfC – director of JeCCDO, Ethiopia), Peter Jones (director of PfC UK), Adam (diredotr BVO), Khedra Omer (board director BVO), two of their staff members). We hope the first of many meetings.

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Somaliland

The week with Partners for Change continues in style.  We’ve been invited to meet up from groups doing work with women in Somsliland. Our hosts were the Barwaqo Voluntary Association who gave us a thorough tour of their work.  Literacy … Continue reading

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With thanks to blog readers

Thanks for reading this. I realise that the posts have been erratic.  It’s often hard to get internet access.  So I’ve added several posts whenever I have the opportunity. I’m coming to the end of the visit. I’ve had some … Continue reading

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Making a film

I’ve been with a film crew making a film about the work of Partners for Change.  It’s been fascinating to watch filmmakers at work. The producer invited a young man who had himself been orphaned and had been brought up … Continue reading

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Working together

I spent an afternoon at an organisation called – wait for it – the Ethiopian Network of Religious Leaders Living With Or Personally Affected By HIV/AIDS.  Quite a mouthful of a title but the aim of the organisation is simple.  … Continue reading

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