Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the principles and commands found in the Bible can help us to make decisions that both please God and benefit us.(Isaiah , 18) We did not create these principles and commands, but we do live by them.The Irreecha festival is held annually by the Oromos, Ethiopia's largest ethnic group, which in late 2015 began months of anti-government protests over claims of marginalisation and unfair land seizures.
Consider how some of these relate to the subject of dating.stated that “three qualitative studies of long-term marriages have indicated that similarity in religious orientation, religious faith, and religious beliefs are key factors in long-term marriages (25-Dating includes any social activity in which two people focus romantic interest on each other.
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Oromos were not allowed to be part of the ruling class.
Some Oromos essentially became Ethiopians, changing their names and other pieces of their cultural identity in order to live among the dominant culture with less discrimination.
Their original homeland, Oromia, included most of what is now Ethiopia and stretched into northern Kenya, where some Oromos still live.
During the early twentieth century Oromos lost their sovereignty to the government of Abyssinia and suffered unrelenting political, economic, and social oppression.That changed at this year's Irreecha, as hundreds of people climbed onto a stage, crossed their arms over their head in a gesture of protest and chanted "Down, down, Woyane," a derogatory term for Ethiopia's government. - Oromo, Somali clashes - Police were nowhere to be seen at the festival grounds, while the elders who traditionally preside over the ceremony stayed away.The anti-government sentiment at the festival was further amplified by bouts of ethnic fighting in September between Oromo and Somali communities in southern and eastern Ethiopia.Jehovah’s Witnesses view dating, not as recreation, but as a form of courtship, a serious step toward marriage.An Ethiopian religious festival transformed on Sunday into a rare moment of open defiance to the government one year after a stampede started by police killed dozens at the gathering.Subsequently, the TPLF, with support from the United States, consolidated its grip of power and further continued to deny Oromos their political autonomy.