Adwa Flyer Amharic 2

128ኛው የአድዋ ድል መታሰቢያ ክብረ በዓል

The Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) is honored to host the 128th anniversary celebration of the Victory of Adwa, an emblematic event that signifies not just Ethiopian valor but also African resilience and triumph against colonialism. This momentous occasion is themed “Adwa: An African Victory,” encapsulating the spirit and the historical significance of the battle that took place on March 1, 1896, where Ethiopian forces emerged victorious against Italian troops, marking a pivotal moment in the fight against colonial expansion in Africa.

The celebration is set to take place on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 1 pm, at the Brightwood Elementary School, located at 1300 Nicholson Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20011. This event promises to be a profound commemoration of Ethiopian heritage, culture, and the enduring legacy of the Battle of Adwa.

EHSNA is thrilled to announce that the keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. Getachew Metaferia, a distinguished scholar and an expert on Ethiopian history and politics. His insights are expected to enlighten attendees on the historical significance of the Victory of Adwa and its implications for Ethiopia, Africa, and the global community at large.

Attendees can look forward to an enriching program that celebrates Ethiopian culture, history, and unity. The event is an excellent opportunity for members of the Ethiopian diaspora and friends of Ethiopia to come together, reflect on their rich heritage, and celebrate the enduring spirit of independence that the Victory of Adwa symbolizes.

For those interested in learning more about the event or seeking additional information, EHSNA has provided a contact number: 571-572-9653. This celebration is more than just a remembrance of a historical event; it is a testament to the strength, unity, and resilience of the Ethiopian people and their significant contribution to the narrative of African independence and sovereignty.

Join EHSNA in commemorating this significant occasion, and be part of a gathering that not only honors the past but also inspires future generations to uphold the values of freedom, unity, and resilience.

Anwar Mosque

በአል ነጃሲ መስጊድ ላይ ስለደረሰው ጥቃት የተሰጠ መግለጫ

ጥር 7 ቀን 2013 ዓ.ም. (ጃንዋሪ 15, 2021)

የኢትዮጵያ ውርስና ቅርስ ማኅበር በሰሜን አሜሪካ (ኢ.ው.ቅ.ማ.ሰ.አ.) ጥር 2003 ዓ.ም. ከተቋቋመበት ጊዜ ጀምሮ የቀደሙ አባቶቻችንና እናቶቻችን ያወረሱንን ታሪክ፣ ትውፊትና ቅርስ ከትውልድ ወደ ትውልድ እንዲተላለፍና ተተኪው ትውልድ በአገራችን ባሕልና ወግ እንዲታነጽ በማድረግ በኩል ከፍተኛ ጥረት በማድረግ ላይ ይገኛል። ኢትዮጵያ ሉዓላዊነቷና አንድነቷ የተጠበቀ አንዲሁም ዜጎቿ በሰላም የሚኖሩባት አገር እንድትሆን የኢ.ው.ቅ.ማ.ሰ.አ. ጽኑ ምኞት አለው።
የኢትዮጵያ ውርስና ቅርስ ማኅበር በሰሜን አማሪካ በአል ነጃሲ መስጊድ ላይ በደረሰው ጥቃት በእጅጉ ማዘኑን ይገልጻል። የአል ነጃሲ መስጊድ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥም ሆነ በዓለም አቀፍ ደረጃ ክርስትናን ከእስልምና ጋር ያስተሳሰረ ታሪካዊ መስጊድ ነው። ይህ ጥንታዊ መስጊድ ሁሉም ኢትዮጵያውያን የሚኮሩበት ቅርሳቸውና ታሪካቸው ከመሆኑም በላይ ለጎብኝዎችም መስህብ ነው።

የኢትዮጵያ ውርስና ቅርስ ማኅበር በሰሜን አሜሪካ በታሪካዊ ቤተ እምነቶች፣ሀወልቶች፣ቅርሶችና የተለያዩ አገር ንብረቶች ላይ ለጠባብ ፖለቲካ ዓላማ ማስፈጸሚያ በተለያዩ ቡድኖችና አካላት የሚደርሰውን ጥቃት በጥብቅ ያወግዛል። ኢትዮጵያዊያን የመረጡትን ኃይማኖታቸውን በግላቸው ይዘው እርስ በርስ ተከባብረው፣ተጋብተው፣ ተጎራብተውና ተፋቅረው ለዘመናት ኖረዋል፣ አሁንም እየኖሩ ነው ለወደፊቱም ይኖራሉ።

በአል ነጃሲ መስጊድና በሌሎችም ኃይማኖታዊና ታሪካዊ ቦታዎች ላይ ጥቃት፣ውድመትና ቃጠሎ ያደረሱ ግለሰቦችም ሆነ ቡድኖች ማንነታቸው ተጣርቶ በአስቸኳይ ለፍርድ እንዲቀርቡ ማህበራችን ይጠይቃል። ለአገር ቅርሶችና ቤተ እምነቶች ጥበቃ ማድረግና ደህነነታቸውን ማረጋገጥ የመንግስት ግዴታና ኃላፊነት መሆኑን ለማስገንዘብ እንወዳለን። ካለፉት ሶስት አመታት አንስቶ የምዕመናን መጨፍጨፍና መፈናቀል እንዲሁም የቤተክርስቲያኖችና መስጊዶች ቃጠሎ፣ ውድመትና ዝርፊያ ላይ መንግስት ያሳውየን ቸልተኝነት ግዴለሽነት በጥብቅ እናወግዛለን። ህዝብ እንደ ቅጠል ሲረግፍ፣ ሲጨፈጨፍና ሲታረድ መንግስት ምንም አይነት እርምጃ አለመውሰዱ አንዳንድ ወገኖች “የመንግስትም እጅ አለበት” እስከማለት ደርሰዋል። ስለሆነም መንግስት ሰንካላ ምክንያቶችን መደርደሩን አቁሞ የዜጎችን ደህንነትና ሰላም የማስጠበቅ ኃላፊነቱን እንዲወጣ አበክረን እንጠይቃለን።

አል ነጃሺ መስጊድ በአስቸኳይ ታድሶ እንደ በፊቱ አገልግሎቱን እንዲቀጥል መንግስት በአስቸኳይ እርምጃ እንዲወስድ በጥብቅ እንጠይቃለን። እያንዳንዱም ዜጋ ለቅርሶችና ቤተ እምነቶች መጠበቅ የበኩሉን አስተዋጽኦ ማድረግ እንደሚገባውም እናሳስባለን።የኢትዮጵያ ውርስና ቅርስ ማኅበር በሰሜን አማሪካን ለመስጊዱ እድሳት አቅማችን በሚፈቀደው መንገድ ለመተባበር ዝግጁ መሆናችንንም ለማሳወቅ እንወዳለን።

ኢትዮጵያ በአንድነቷና በሉዓላዊነቷ ጸንታ ለዘላለም ትኑር!

የኢትዮጵያ ውርስና ቅርስ ማኅበር በሰሜን አማሪካ
1317 Orren Street NE, Washington DC 2002


Call to Action Against the Genocide in Ethiopia

November 1, 2020

Since its inception, the goal of the Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) has been to pass on the history, tradition, and heritage of our ancestors to the next generation.
EHSNA believes that Ethiopia’s sovereignty and unity must be defended so that citizens can live peacefully in their country. This organization has hosted the commemoration of the Battle of Adwa for many years with presentations by keynote speakers, distinguished scholars, researchers, and popular figures to educate and create awareness of this significant moment in history.

As a historical society, the peace and security of the Ethiopian people are issues that concern us. Thus, we are deeply disturbed and saddened by the identity-based violence that has taken place across Ethiopia for the last two-and-a-half years. The brutal killings of innocent people, the destruction and looting of homes, and the burning of religious institutions were caused by hateful political rhetoric of ethno-religious divisions.

In places where their ancestors were born, raised, and buried, ethnic Amharas and Orthodox Tewahdo Christians became victims of an ethno-religious genocide in July 2020 following the assassination of artist/singer Hachalu Hundessa. The attackers were a group of informally organized ethno-nationalist Oromo youth who call themselves “Qeerroo.” Members of this
group used knives and machetes to mutilate body parts , rip out eyes , and cut open wombs to rip out the fetuses of pregnant women . We are deeply saddened and troubled by the unprecedented horrors that unfolded in Ethiopia.

Furthermore, evidence suggests the police and special forces were all instrumental collaborators during the massacres and destruction. As a result of the attackers having a list of the names and house numbers of those they attacked, as well as checking ethnicity on ID cards , the victims were easily identified. This shows that the genocide was premeditated and planned with the cooperation of local officials.

In accordance with the Ethiopian Penal Code and international human rights law, we call for immediate action to end the genocide. If the government chooses, it can swiftly intervene to
maintain law and order as it previously did in the Somali region during its period of unrest. We condemn the government’s lack of swift intervention in Burayu, Shashemene, Kofele,
Zeway, Hawassa, Bale, Dodola, Harar, Dire Dawa, Metekel, Guraferda and other places. Since early August, Amharas have been the targets of ethnic cleansing in Metekel and Guraferda.
In response, the government has banned peaceful Amhara region protests against the ethnic cleansings.

For persistently committing genocide against Amharas and Orthodox Tewahedo Christians, the “ Qeerroo” mobs and other criminal perpetrators must be held accountable and face justice. We urge the government to fulfill its responsibility to stop the genocide, bring the criminals to justice, and to provide and maintain peace and security in the country.
The Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America passes the following resolutions:

1. What took place in the aforementioned cities was a genocide. Hiding the true nature of the crime will diminish public trust, so we ask the government to recognize the crime as such.

2. On the news and social media, both domestically and abroad, hate speech was disseminated by individuals, supporters, and certain elements of the government to promote the genocide. These individuals should be identified and brought to justice by the Ethiopian government.

3. The Ethiopian government should compensate and restore the lives of the people that were displaced and who lost loved ones as their houses, shops, warehouses, and other properties were attacked, looted, and burned.

4. We are asking for the reconstruction of all demolished historical sites, churches, mosques, and other community facilities. Ras Makonnen’s historical statue, which was
destroyed in organized attacks by the “Qeerroo” mobs in Harrar City, should be restored and returned to its original location. We call for the opportunity for both our organization
and the public to participate in the restoration.

5. Churches, mosques, monuments, and various community properties have faced destruction, so we are asking the Ethiopian government to provide special protection to
prevent this from reoccurring. We believe that the people should work with the government to protect and nurture the Ethiopian heritage and community resources. For this task, we are expressing our readiness to do our part.

6. Above all, the source of all this destruction are false narratives and the politics of lies. We implore the government to hold a comprehensive national reform campaign for the sake
of human dignity and solidarity. Otherwise, the youth of Ethiopia will continue to learn unfounded false history, internally develop sentiments of hate, and commit acts of destruction. It is the responsibility of the government and all segments of society to change and stop the violent rhetoric and to ensure that all people of the land live in a climate of peace and in cooperation to ensure safety and the ability to prosper for all. We express our willingness and readiness to assist reaching these goals to the best of our ability.


May God protect Ethiopia and her people!

The Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America

Office of the Prime Minister of Ethiopia
Ethiopian Human Rights Commission
Patriarch’s Office of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council
Ministry of Culture of Ethiopia
Ethiopian Human Rights Council
The United States Department of State (State Department)
Africa Watch
Genocide Watch
Minority Rights Group
European Commission
International Crisis Group
Amnesty International
The World Council of Churches (WCC)
U.S. Commission of International Religious Freedom
The United Nations Commission on Human Rights
United States Senate Committee Foreign Relations
United States House Foreign Affairs Committee

United States Congressional Research Service
Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington DC