Flags of the Nations: Ethiopia


The Ethiopian flag was adopted on February 6, 1996. The red stripe represents power, faith, and blood; the yellow church, peace, natural wealth, and love; and the green land and hope. The star represents unity of the people that compose the nation, the five rays around it symbolize prosperity, and the blue circle represents peace.

Since September 1, 2009, the Church of the Nazarene's Global Ministry Center (GMC) proudly flies a flag each week of one of the many nations in which the denomination is present in ministry. Leaders were invited to send a national flag to be flown at the GMC alongside the flag of the United States*. The national flags rotate weekly, and photos of them raised are sent to the church leaders of that country.

This week: Ethiopia

The Church of the Nazarene officially entered Ethiopia in 1992.

Ethiopia had a population of 102,374,044 in 2016. That same year, Ethiopia reported 913 Churches of the Nazarene, 383 of which had been officially organized. Ethiopia has 50,361 total members.

Located on the Africa Region, Ethiopia has four Phase 2 districts, five Phase 1 districts, and four pioneer areas. For more information about the Africa Region, visit africanazarene.org.

* = The weekly highlighted flag is raised on the middle of three poles in compliance with U.S. government protocols. It flies to the left of the GMC host-nation United States flag, which flies above the host-state flag of Kansas. The Christian flag flies on the third pole.

The Global Ministry Center is the mission and service hub of the Church of the Nazarene.

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