Dr Anwar Berhe

Pray for Langham Scholar’s pioneering work in Ethiopia

6 January 2020 |

Langham Scholar, Dr Anwar Berhe, recently completed his PhD in Islamic Studies at the Melbourne School of Theology in Australia.  Anwar and his family then returned to his home country of Ethiopia and resettled in the city of Addis Ababa.

Dr Anwar Berhe with his wife Tsigereda and daughter, Yididya

Anwar joined the teaching team at the Evangelical Theological College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as a full time faculty member. 

Anwar is teaching courses on Islamic Studies and Mission, and taking on leadership roles in the Mission Department. Currently, he is also developing curriculum for the graduate program on Christian-Muslim Relations. 

Ministry in a multi-religious context

Anwar notes that Ethiopia is one of the African nations with a fast-growing Evangelical population. His research explores Muslim theological perspectives on Christianity in Ethiopia between 1974 and 2016, and their implications for interreligious harmony. 

The Evangelical Theological College is committed to equipping churches for ministry in Ethiopia’s multi-religious context and is currently preparing to launch its MA program in Christian-Muslim Relations in August 2020. This will be the first and only graduate program, in the Horn of Africa, that focuses on Islamic Studies.

Wisdom and stability

Please pray for the provision of necessary resources, and wisdom for Anwar and others during the student recruitment process and as they identify adjunct lecturers for the program.  

Ethiopia is preparing for a national election in 2020. These kinds of elections are often followed by violence, so please pray for the nation’s peace and stability. 

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