“Who is my neighbor? Who is my brother?” These are the questions raised by the Rev. Misrak Tiyu, an Ethiopian Catholic priest from the central Ethiopian Eparchy of Emdibir, among the university students enrolled in faith formation programs in these troubled days of war in the northeast African nation.
“In our country there are a lot of problems: tribalism, factions, divisions, political difference,” Father Tiyu says. “Due to all these problems, we get into conflicts wherever we go.
“And university students live with people from different cultures in the country. So, we teach them to be tolerant, to live in peace with the entire community, and to be ambassadors of peace.”
In this extraordinary video, meet the students and church leaders seeking to form a new generation that is educated in and committed to peacebuilding and fraternity for the sake of Ethiopia’s future.
For more on the work of Father Misrak Tiyu and other educators in these schools of life, read Hope for a Country at War in the December edition of ONE.