Press Releases

ECDC is saddened by the loss of a very dear friend of the ECDC community.

  Lara Kinne, a longtime ECDC volunteer, passed away suddenly on July 31, 2020, at the age of 34. She is survived by her husband Mark and infant daughter Elena. Our deepest sympathies go...

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Congressman John Lewis – A Champion of Change and Justice for All

  Congressman John Lewis – A Champion of Change and Justice for All ECDC is saddened by the death of Congressman John Lewis. He was an American icon who...

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SPEAKING OUT FOR JUSTICE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2020   SPEAKING OUT FOR JUSTICE The death of George Floyd occurred on May 25th at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer....

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ECDC Receives The James B. Hunter Human Rights Award

The Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) is pleased to have been honored with the James B. Hunter Human Rights Award yesterday  by the Arlington County Human Rights Commission. Named...

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ECDC Responds to Dramatic Changes in Refugee Admissions Ceiling

Yesterday, the President signed the Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2020, which set his drastic reduction in refugee resettlement. Over the past three years, the refugee...

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ECDC Statement on FY20 Presidential Determination

Arlington, VA – Today, the Trump administration announced that the refugee resettlement ceiling will be set at 18,000 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. This is the lowest number since...

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ECDC Grieves the Loss of Richard Parkins, Former Director of Episcopal Migration Ministries

Arlington, VA – ECDC was saddened to learn that Richard Parkins passed away on September 1, 2019, after a battle with cancer. ECDC’s President, Tsehaye Teferra, Ph.D., staff, and...

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ECDC Applauds Passing of the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6)

Arlington, VA – The House of representatives has passed the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6), which, as stated in the bill, “prohibits removal proceedings against...

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ECDC Welcomes Ethiopia’s New Refugee Law

Arlington, VA – On January 17, Ethiopia passed a law allowing refugees to move freely outside the refugee camps. This decision comes following the United Nations Global Compact on...

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Change in Leadership at the ECDC/ACC Las Vegas

Arlington, VA – In 2003, ECDC opened its African Community Center (ACC) branch office in Las Vegas. For 16 years, the ACC and its multicultural, multilingual staff have been...

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