Ecumenists urge peace.ENI-An east African Adj. 1. East African - of or relating to or located in East Africa church grouping has joined with an inter-religious council and a leading NGO NGO
Noun 1. NGO - an organization that is not part of the local or state or federal government
nongovernmental organization to urge religious leaders from the Horn of Africa Horn of Africa, peninsula, NE Africa, opposite the S Arabia Peninsula. Also known as the Somali Peninsula, it encompasses Somalia and E Ethiopia and is the easternmost extension of the continent, separating the Gulf of Aden from the Indian Ocean. to help avert a looming regional military confrontation in Somalia. "We are alarmed by the escalating military confrontation in Somalia," said Rev. Fred Nyabera, executive director of the Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in the Great Lakes Great Lakes, group of five freshwater lakes, central North America, creating a natural border between the United States and Canada and forming the largest body of freshwater in the world, with a combined surface area of c.95,000 sq mi (246,050 sq km). and Horn of Africa.
The Christian fellowship, the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya and Christian Aid's partner in Kenya, Northern Aid, issued a joint statement in which they said, "We call upon religious leaders from the region to commit themselves to the course of peace, healing and reconciliation in Somalia and to do everything within their capacity to reduce the possibility of any military confrontation."