Ethiopian Humanist Organization (EHO)
Yetibeb Mejemeria Firhatin Masweged Naw
The Beginning of Wisdom is the Elimination of Fear
EHO planted itself in the main city of Ethiopia in 2001 G.C.
Mr. Gebregeorgis Yohannes, who is the founder of this organisation,
found me in the compound of Addis Ababa University where I was a
freshman student. He told me his reason of coming from America to
promote Humanism in Ethiopia.
I met Mr. Yohannes, I used to think I was the only one having such
ideas as I had and that this philosophy was limited to me. With
meeting Mr. Yohannes, I realized that a world wide organised humanist
movement is with me from this spot. Since that moment, me and Mr.
Yohannes started to organise activities together and watered the
humanist idea to give it life in Ethiopia. And more humanists have
by now joined the organisation that has become a strong organisation
attracting people that are searching for scientific truth instead
of a belief in an imaginary father figure.
The goals of EHO are teach a) humanist ideology to youth humanists,
especially those in higher education, and b) to make a better life.
In spite of the scarcity of reading materials, EHO provides a humanist
reading room to increase our membership, but we cant provide
books and other reading materials for each member because of the
organisation is aiming to increase its active membership by:
a new brochure,
aguarterly newsletter NEGODGWAD Thunder,
operate an expanded humanist reading room that will be at the
same time an office,
publish a magazine in every 3-months.
also organises a bi monthly meeting with young university students
and other freethinkers. And we have regular meetings with young
humanists at the University where we discuss topics like:
the concept of humanism and to engage people into free inquiry
to ask and question traditional beliefs.
scientific method of inquiry and reason.
people a sense of empowerment and worthiness, to abandon wishful
thinking and to rely on self rather than on imaginary father figure.
people free themselves from superstitions, by exposing the fallacy.
council for youngsters about gender gap, HIV/AIDS and human rights.
2560, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Mr. Gebregeorgis Yohannes,
@Written by Ferezer Eshetu Tegegn
Involvement in IHEYO
EHO is member of the AHAL, African Humanist Alliance.
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