Ethiopian Institute for Nonviolence Education and Peace Studies

Wednesday, 16 May 2012 04:38

New Way of Life

What we seek is a new and a different way of life. We search for a way of life in which all men will be treated as responsible human beings, able to participate fully in the political affairs of their government; a way of life in which ignorance and poverty, if not abolished, are at least the exception and are actively combatted; a way of life in which the blessings and benefits of the modern world can be enjoyed by all without the total sacrifice of all that was good and beneficial in the old Ethiopia. We are from and of the people, and our desires derive from and are theirs.

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Wednesday, 16 May 2012 04:37

Our Heroes are those who work for Peace

Hayal Hayl  is originally an Emmy nominated English feature-length documentary film known as A Force More Powerful; this film won several awards, it screened at film festivals worldwide and aired as a special TV series nationally on PBS. For the first time a translation of the film is complete in the Amharic language to the Ethiopia people.

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Monday, 14 May 2012 02:31

Aklilu Abraham Adeye

AkliluAklilu Abraham Adeye attended Northwestern University and studied political science with emphasis on comparative politics. His research project focuses on a comparative analysis of problems of state making, ethnic federalism, democratization and institutional reforms in Ethiopia. He was a Lecturer of political science at Addis Ababa University until he moved to the US in 2001. He is currently a program director at the Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago.

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Monday, 14 May 2012 02:30

Panayoti Telahun

YotiPanayoti Telahun (BA Cumberland College, MA California State University Long Beach, MS Alliant International University, Doctoral Candidate Alliant International University) is an adjunct faculty of psychology at Cascadia and Edmonds Community Colleges, and an independent Organizational Development consultant in the areas of project management, and Organizational Change and Transition Management.

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Published in Research Fellows
Monday, 14 May 2012 02:28

Mengistu Ayalew

Mengistu AyalewMengistu Ayalew holds an MA degree in Coexistence and Conflict from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, and received an MA degree in International Studies from the Institute of Diplomacy & International Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya.  Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Published in Associate Fellows
Monday, 14 May 2012 02:28

Frehiywot Samuel Tuloro

Frehiywot Samuel Tuloro graduated from Addis Ababa University with L.LB in 1997, and with LL.M in Human Rights from St. Thomas University School of Law with Magna Cum Laude in 2008. In his nine years of career service he served as a Chief Justice to one of the State Supreme Courts in Ethiopia. He also served as a chairperson of Independent Inquiry Commission to Investigate the civil unrest and related human rights violations that occurred in Ethiopia during post 2005 election and testified before the U.S. Congressional Committee on International Relations about the Commission’s report. 

Published in Associate Fellows
Monday, 14 May 2012 02:28

Adeno Addis

AddisADr. Adeno Addis is William Ray Forrester Professor of Public & Constitutional Law at Tulane University. He received his undergraduate education in Australia and did his graduate work in the United States. He has published extensively in the areas of constitutional law, communications law, jurisprudence and public international law.  

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Monday, 14 May 2012 02:28

Shimelis Bonsa

ShimelisBonsaShimelis Bonsa has a Ph.D. in Urban Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. He was a lecturer in Ethiopian and African history in the History Department of Addis Ababa University (1990-2003). He has been working on issues of migration, urbanization, urban ethnicity, urban economy, gender, and democracy and the media. His research interest also includes the study of urban culture, ethnicity and nationalism, and transnational identities. He has participated in international conferences, published number of articles and a monograph on the Private Media. He is also a member of professional associations.

Published in Associate Fellows
Saturday, 12 May 2012 09:32

Vision and Mission

Mission Statement

The Ethiopian Institute for Nonviolence Education and Peace Studies (EINEPS) work to build a world of mutual understanding among the Ethiopian people, in which nonviolent processes are used to reconcile conflicts and build community. For us nonviolence is not an end, but a means to achieve what it seems impossible in our current political climate. In order to achieve this, we seek to study and apply approaches which will foster more harmonious relationships at every level in our society. Thus the mission of EINEPS is:

  • To heal, empower and revitalize lives and communities through the practice of nonviolence as a way of life.
  • To create a sustainable society that honors the dignity and worth of every human being through education, inspiration, and cooperative action.
  • To establish that each person can change the future of our country in the direction of peace through their daily nonviolent choice and action.

The Institute will accomplish this mission by providing educational and research opportunities, and leadership development via in-person-training and distance education, and help facilitate such programs throughout Ethiopia and in the diaspora. We will collaborate with other organizations doing peace-building and nonviolent work locally, nationwide, and globally.

Vision Statement

We envision a nation of justice, peace, and freedom which is free from war, tyranny, poverty and environmental degradation. It is a revolutionary vision of a beloved community where differences are respected, conflicts are addressed nonviolently, oppressive structures are dismantled, and where people live in harmony with each other and the earth, nurtured by our common experiences that foster compassion, solidarity, and reconciliation.


  • To build a culture of nonviolence and peace through education, research, advocacy and institutional transformation.
  • To establish nonviolence as a way of life for the individual, a strategy for a social change, and a foundation for a culture of peace in Ethiopia and its citizens around the world.
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