"Egaa dhaqaa, maqaa Abbaatii fi Ilmaatti, kan hafuura Qulqulluutti isaan cubuudhaan, saba hundumaa bartoota koo godhaa" Matt. 28:19

(UOEC) Council is set to meet July 14 – 15, 2017.

22nd UOEC Council

Date: July 14 and 15, 2017 Friday and Saturday
Place: Chicago, IL 60660 USA
Arrival date: No later than Thursday, July 13

Meeting Location:
Life Stream Oromo Evangelical Church
1244 W. Thorndale Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660 USA

Nearby Hotels:
Marriott International Inc
6156 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 743-1797

Hampton Inn Chicago North-Loyola Station
1209 West Albion Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
(312) 265-5800

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Mexico Div
1403 W Arthur Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 338-8245

If you have questions regarding the venue and hotel please contact: Hafte Ejjeta (773) 954 6997

Please note, because some inconvenience, we are not going to have the annual UOEC evangelistic conference this year.
This year we are going to focus mainly on work toward sorting out some our challenges, with a vision of strengthening and emboldening our evangelistic ministry as a united confessional body.  

Join us for Ecumenical Advocacy Days

Join us for Ecumenical Advocacy Days
Annual National Gathering & Congressional Lobby Day

April 21-24, 2017 Washington, D.C.
Africa Track Workshop: Oromo/Ethiopia

“Confronting a Triple Threat in Ethiopia:
The role of faith-based conflict resolution practices in Oromia, Amhara and Other Regions of Ethiopia”

— predatory development polices –  systemic discrimination – militarism —

A roundtable workshop will highlight the role of three faith communities committed to conflict resolution among major populations and communities in Ethiopia, where widespread peaceful protests over land dispossession and marginalization have been met with state violence. Speakers will discuss alternative approaches to conflict resolution, justice administration and peacebuilding based on the views and experiences of faith-based communities Christian, Muslim, and Oromo traditional spiritual values with strong creation care practices. The workshop will explore new strategies for moving the parties and the dialogue process forward. Read more

Kadhannaa waa’ee dararaa fi ajeechaa saba keenya irra jiru ilaalchise

Prayer Vigil

“Guyya rakkinaatti na waammadhu, anis isa kessaa butee sin baasa, ati immo ulfina anaaf in latta.”      Macaafa Faarfannaa. 50:15
Gooftaatti kan jaallatamtaan amantoota fi duuka bu’ota isaa hundumaafi,
Waaqaayoo bara keenya darbaan hundaatii eegee haala gaarii fi hamma kessatti, karaa mijataa ta’ee fi nama hin taane irratti geggessaa nu tahe guyya har’an nu ga’eera. Continue reading

Public Statement of Oromo Religious Organizations on the killing and injuries that took place at the Irrecha festival in Bishoftu on October 1, 2016

In repose to the tragic events unfolding in Ethiopia, the Oromo religious organizations: Oromo Evangelical Lutheran Mission Society, Oromo Muslim Association of North America, Oromo Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Minnesota, United Oromo Evangelical Churches (UOEC) have issued the attached public statement to express our grave sadness and serious concern about the irresponsible killing and injuries that took place at the Irrecha festival in Bishoftu over the weekend, where thousands of people gathered for annual thanksgiving. The report that government’s troops and a helicopter gunship had opened fire, driving people off a cliff and into a lake, for entirely peaceful expression of opinion, is beyond our comprehension. (Full public statement link here) Continue reading