In this first episode of a new series focusing on armed conflicts in different parts of the world, Peter talks with Zenebe Abebe about the history of Ethiopia and the current conflict in that country. Zenebe also shares about Mennonite churches in Ethiopia and how Anabaptists around the world can pray and act to support communities in his home country.
ZENEBE ABEBE was born and raised in Ethiopia. After completing high school at the Bible Academy in Nazareth, Ethiopia. He earned undergraduate degrees from Goshen College. He then went on to earn M.S from Northern Illinois University and a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois Universities.
Zenebe Abebe’s career encompasses the field of higher education. He served at four different faith-based, nonprofit liberal arts College/Universities as a dean, director, vice president and a professor for a total of 35 years. He also served as Executive Director (CEO) of Mennonite Central Committee of the Great Lakes Region for almost 6 years.
Zenebe and his wife Barbara, now live in Indianapolis, Indiana and attend Shalom Mennonite Church.