Ethiopian Institute for Nonviolence Education and Peace Studies

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16 May

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.

16 May

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.

12 Aug

It is believed, now more than ever, Ethiopians at home need to actively engage in nonviolent means of political participation to affect positive change in the country’s political landscape. As of recent, what has been debilitating is the way our political process have evolved. Indeed a new level of thinking is needed.


It was the reverend Dr. Martin Luther King that said, “let us not try to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness in history”. Adding to it “We must not let our creative militancy to degenerate into physical violence… we must fight physical force with soul force”. Thus was how the emancipation of African Americans was achieved; only 40 years ago in the world’s mightiest nation. Albert Einstein also observed, "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them". Hence we need a new level, a profound level of thinking - a political paradigm based on the principles that accurately describe the territory of effective human interaction.

The nonviolent education and peace studies is therefore timely because what we seem to evidently lack in the Ethiopian political landscape today is “effective human interaction”. 

As Emperor Haile Selassie correctly articulated “[t]hroughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.” So, EINEPS pledges to fight evil and work towards a peaceful and harmonious Ethiopia. 

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