Dialogue will be the basic attitude to be kept within and outside the Christian community. We are challenged to practice it within the Church-Family of God as well as towards other religious beliefs. It must take place at three main levels:
between our local churches and other Christian denominations or religions.
Human Development and Justice and Peace. Being the Church at present recognized by the government only as NGO, and we ourselves as ‘social agents’ of development, our investment in the field of integral human development continues with the same intensity and sometimes with even more effort than in the past. What we still need to emphasize is a deeper self-education towards a critical reading of reality, helped in this by the individual and common study of the social doctrine of the Church as well as by keeping in touch with the country’s major changes and developments in the socio-political fields.
Aware that the modern means of communication are extremely important to foster our activities, we are aware that much
greater effort must be made in learning how to use them and multiply the sources of communication in the different fields of our
commitment. To develop local means of communication (leaflets, pamphlets, parish bulletins, video-cassettes…), to send
someone for special studies in the science of communication, to take more advantage of the Catholic Bookshop of Awasa and
Addis Ababa, to offer the possibility of more practise of ‘computer’ to those who feel the need for it and to install a computer with
internet facility at Awasa are concrete means to be implemented for the benefit of all members of the Vicariate.
v To be the proactive and the prophetic organ for the people of God in truth and reconciliation in a disturbed society
Voice of intervention in social events in Ethiopia
Improve the social awareness of missionaries on the occurrences and events
become torch bearers of the congregation
Collaborating with other JP initiatives on inhuman situations
Lobbying for equality, fairness and truth in the society
To foster a strong sense of justice in our working places
Disseminate information that call for attention, appeals to give solidarity during disasters
Link our work with other bodies working for JPC; ECS, CMRS, AMECEA,
Offer researches on particular fields of concern
Available to parishes in peace building and reconciliation programs
Updating on government declarations.
Motivate missionaries to undertake resolution in enhancing justice and peace
Encourage participation of JP events in parish, and other days to honor creation
Parish collection of educative articles