Archeologists have confirmed by the discovery of remains in the rift valley including DINKINESH (LUCY) and ARDY that Ethiopia is the cradle of mankind. Lucy had lived in Ethiopia 2.5 million years ago.
Nine hundred years before the birth of Christ, Ethiopia accepted Judaism ; over 2000 years ago began to practice the Christian faith; and on the 4th century A.D. she accepted Muslim immigrants who left their country for fear of persecution. The three religions have lived side by side peacefully up to the present day. It is proven beyond any doubt that Ethiopia is a country that does not like to annex territories of other nations and does not allow any country to infringe into her territory. History testifies to this account. Ethiopia is said to be blessed by God with rivers, lakes, wild animals and fertile grounds. Over the years, this has tempted countries close and afar to colonize and subjugate its people. Ethiopians residing in Northern Shoa created the Association of Ethiopian Patriots in 1939. This organization was instrumental in coordinating the struggle against the invading Italian Fascist Force. It is now an organization with the following mission:
Chronicle historical conditions, perspectives, battles and sacrifice of the Arbegna.
Maintain records of all registered Arbegna – living and deceased.
Educate the younger generation of the Arbegna unwavering determination to maintain the independence of Ethiopia.
Raise funds to augment the financial aid provided to the Arbegna by the Ethiopian Government.
Associate with like-minded organizations and humanitarian agencies.
The Association aims to provide the basics – food, water, medicine, preventive care, and shelter – for the aging patriots and their families. We urge anyone that is willing and able to chip-in and make a donation. They deserve our gratitude.