Overview – Understanding and Reconciliation

March 29th, 2010

By Sioum Gebeyehou There is no one-size-fits-all global reconciliation program The end goal of the various reconciliation programs is the promotion of national unity and transformation, and the healing of a traumatized, divided, wounded and polarized people by searching the truth, accountability, justice, forgiveness and healing. However. the implementation strategy, tactic and process is not … Continue reading »

The Principles of Understanding and Reconciliation

March 25th, 2010

By Sioum Gebeyehou The Problem: The “Kilil” politics kept the peoples of Ethiopia residentially, occupationally, and culturally apart. A body of shared values did not emerge to weld the disparate peoples into any sort of coherent community. Indeed, the ethnic elements grew to distrust each other and were systematically manipulated by the ruling party into … Continue reading »