How do you see others?
The way we see others produces the society we see. If we see others as cheap, we accept poverty. If we see others as worthless, we perpetrate violence. But if we see others as precious, we will and work for our shared wellbeing.
Since launching in November 2019, we’ve hosted over 30 events, built a network with hundreds of leaders, inspired thousands of people to sign our Covenant, and reached almost ten million people on social media. Our passion is to energize the next steps of the Neighbor-Love Movement for all people at home and across the world. Our work has been recognized by the U.S Embassy in Ethiopia, the European Institute of Peace, Bank of America, and other partners.
“This could not be more important work. You should go with full force.”
“This is as timely and important as it gets.”
Dr. Gedion Timothewos,
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
“I can’t think of anything more important in today’s Ethiopia.”
Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin,
Founder of the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange and blueMoon
Our Honorary Founders
The Neighbor-Love Movement was born out of Dr. Andrew DeCort’s PhD studies in Ethics at the University of Chicago and his life-changing encounters with three vulnerable youth in Ethiopia: Wudenesh, Eyob, and Ferdosa.
These honorary founders ensure that our movement will always focus on the poor, hated, and forgotten.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Andrew DeCort is the founder of the Neighbor-Love Movement. Andrew holds a PhD in Religious and Political Ethics from the University of Chicago. He has served as a lecturer in Ethics at Wheaton College (USA), the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology (Ethiopia), and the University of Bonn (Germany). Andrew is passionate about sacred presence, rigorous learning, and practical service. He is married to Lily Atlaw DeCort and the author of Bonhoeffer’s New Beginning: Ethics after Devastation (Fortress Academic, 2018). Follow his weekly newsletter Stop & Think. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Tekalign Nega holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from Tilburg University (Netherlands) and was a 2019 SUSI Fellow on Religious Pluralism in the United States at the Dialogue Institute, Temple University. He holds graduate degrees in Accounting, Counseling Psychology, and Theology. Dr. Tekalign is a sought-after speaker (see his interview on the Selome Show) and serves as Assistant Professor at Addis Ababa University and lecturer at the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology. He is married to Tehitena Mesfin with one son and the author of My Neighbor (Rohobot, 2020) and The Prosperity Gospel: Turning a House of Prayer into a House of Merchandise (Rohobot, 2017). Email him at email@example.com.