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  Rastafari Movement
The Rastafaris draws their beliefs from the bible which they believe to have been incorrectly translated from the Aramaic and, for that reason, to contain some mistakes.
The family structure is a patriarchal one and therefore woman is subordinated to man, though she might, often, be the earner of the house.
In 1954 this community was dismembered by the police, which, in fact contributed to the dissemination of rastafari ideas.
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/latam/rasta.html   (847 words)

  
 Rastafarianism
Rastafari is a movement of Black people who know Africa as the birthplace of Mankind and the throne of Emperor Haile Selassie I -- a 20th Century Manifestation of God who has lighted our pathway towards righteousness, and is therefore worthy of reverence.
The Rastafari movement grew out of the darkest depression that the descendants of African slaves in Jamaica have ever lived in -- the stink and crumbling shacks of zinc and cardboard that the tattered remnants of humanity built on the rotting garbage of the dreadful Dungle on Kingston's waterfront.
The movement spread quickly in the Caribbean and was hugely attractive to the local fl youths, many of whom saw it as an extension of their adolescent rebellion from school and parental authority.
www.swagga.com /rasta.htm   (598 words)

  
 Rastafari and politics - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
From 1934 to 1954 the chief philosopher of the Rastafari Movement, Leonard P Howell, laid the philosophical foundations and established a practical approach to the building of a new Jamaican society.
The use of sedition to imprison Howell and to curb the utterances of the movement lost its effect in the attempts to destroy this thrust against colonialism and conquest.
It is often cited that the emergence and development of the Rastafari movement urged the colonial society to give early recognition to the middle-class expression of Jamaican nationalism and party development in the 1930s.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /columns/html/20010820t210000-0500_12939_obs_rastafari_and_politics.asp   (1147 words)

  
 Rastafari movement
The doctrines of Rastafari depart radically from the norms of the modern western mind, a trait of the movement deliberately encouraged by Rastas themselves.
Many Rastafari learn Amharic, which they consider to be the original language, because this is the language Haile Selassie I spoke, and in order to identify themselves as Ethiopian—though in practice, most Rastas continue to speak either English or their native languages.
Rastafari are criticised, particularly by Christian groups, for taking Biblical quotes out of context, for picking and choosing what they want from the Bible, and for bringing elements into Rastafari that do not appear in the Bible.
www.dejavu.org /cgi-bin/get.cgi?ver=93&url=http%3A%2F%2Farticles.gourt.com%2F%3Farticle%3DRastafari%26type%3Den   (6523 words)

  
 Rastafari Theology (CESNUR)
Rastafari is, thus, a syncretistic faith including elements from the Western esoteric and occult tradition, Christianity, and Jamaican and Caribbean lore (including the trademark Rastafari dreadlocks, and the use of ganja).
Rastafari, Spencer concludes, is at a crossroad, between Selassié as God (re-interpreted after the Emperor’s death in a pantheistic and gnostic sense) and "the God of Selassié", i.e.
In the latter sense, Rastafari, or a branch of it, may eventually become a "Selassian" Christian Church, no less Christian for its veneration of Selassié as a prophet and a saint (just, Spencer notes, as there is a "Lutheran" Church, named after Martin Luther but certainly not claiming that he was the messiah).
www.cesnur.org /testi/rasta.htm   (1028 words)

  
 Rastafari movement
The Rastafari movement has spread throughout much of the world, largely through immigration and interest generated by Nyahbinghi and reggae music—most notably, that of Bob Marley, who was baptised Berhane Selassie (Light of the Trinity) by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church before his death, a step also taken later by his widow Rita.
Rastafari regard the locks as both a sign of their African identity and a religious vow of their separation from the wider society they regard as Babylon.
Despite the fact that Rastafari continue to be widely misunderstood and stigmatized outside Jamaica, the movement embraces a non-violent ethic of "peace and love" and pursues a disciplined code of religious principles.
www.jahsonic.com /Rastafari.html   (477 words)

  
 AlexanderMinistries.com » Interfaith Archive » Rastafari movement
Rasta, or the Rastafari movement, is a religion and philosophy that accepts Haile Selassie I, the former Emperor of Ethiopia, as Jah[1], and part of the Holy Trinity as the messiah promised in the Bible to return.
The doctrines of Rastafari depart radically from the norms of the conventional modern western mind, a trait of the movement deliberately encouraged by Rastas themselves.
As important and connected with the movement as the wearing of dreadlocks is, though, it is not deemed necessary for, or equivalent to, true faith.
alexanderministries.com /blog/2007/02/17/rastafari-movement   (6739 words)

  
 Rastafari.Org
Video footage featuring first-person testimony from male and female Rastafari of different ages, nationalities, and racial and class backgrounds speak to Rastafari of unity and to the spread of the movement across the Caribbean and beyond over the past three decades.
The Rastafari movement began 77 years ago among Black Jamaicans defending their dignity and right to self-determination.
This year as we celebrate the Ethiopian Millenium, the movement has spread around the globe, and the name of JAH is praised in virtually every language.
www.rastafari.org   (466 words)

  
 Religious Movements Homepage: Rastafarianism
Since the Religious Movements Homepage seeks to promote religious tolerance and appreciation of the positive benefits of pluralism and religious diversity in human cultures, we encourage the use of alternative concepts that do not carry implicit negative stereotypes.
Several Rastafari were killed in such clashes, and hundreds more were arrested and humiliated by being forced to have their dreadlocks cut off.
Rastafari rituals are of two basic types: reasonings and the "binghi." The reasoning is an informal gathering at which a small group of brethren generally smoke the holy weed, ganja, and engage in discussion.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/rast.html   (3950 words)

  
 Rastafari movement Summary
Rastafari (the preferred name for Rastafarianism) was once categorized simply as a syncretic Afro-Caribbean religio-political cult.
Rasta, or the Rastafari movement, is a religious movement that accepts Haile Selassie I, the former emperor of Ethiopia, as Jah (the Rasta name for God incarnate, from a shortened form of Jehovah found in Psalms 68:4 in the King James Version of the Bibl...
Essay discusses why the Rastafari movement emerged as well as its history and its connection to reggae music.
www.bookrags.com /Rastafari_movement   (161 words)

  
 Rastafari movement (Rastas) | www.glass-pipes-water-bongs.com
Socially, Rastafari is a response to racist negation of fl people as it was experienced in Jamaica, where in the 1930s, fl people were at the bottom of the social order, while white people and their (predominantly Christian) religion were at the top.
Many Rastafari attempt to learn Amharic, which they consider to be the original language, because this is the language Haile Selassie I spoke, and in order to identify themselves as Ethiopian—though in practice, most Rastas continue to speak either English or their native languages.
Rastafari are criticised, particularly by Christian groups, for taking Biblical quotes out of context, for picking and choosing what they want from the Bible, and for bringing elements into Rastafari that do not appear in the Bible.
www.glass-pipes-water-bongs.com /dictionary/rastafari-movement-(rastas).html   (5816 words)

  
 rastafarian movement - Printer Friendly
In spite of Rastafari's religious character and the attempt to make it a reform Christian movement, it is neither a Christian nor an African traditional religion; it is a tertium quid, a different kind or religious species among New World (if not New Age) or nontraditional religions, one that is distinctly Caribbean.
Rastafari sistren are becoming more vocal and active in the movement, especially in the Twelve Tribes of Israel (one of the recent influential groups in Rastafari), than they were before 1980.
The shedding of Rastafari's benign persona in the sudden appearance of a military front exacerbated the tension and clashes between law enforcement and the Rastas.
www.globalexchange.org /countries/americas/jamaica/rasta.html.pf   (2805 words)

  
 Rastafari movement - Alternative medicine - Alternative medicine
Rasta, or the Rastafari movement of Jah people, is a New_religious_movementreligious movement that reveres Haile Selassie I of EthiopiaHaile Selassie I, the former emperor of Ethiopia, as King of Kings, Lord of Lords and the Lion of Judah.
The Rastafari movement has spread throughout much of the world, largely through immigration and interest generated by Nyahbinghi and reggae musicandmdash;most notably, that of Bob Marley, who was baptized Berhane Selassie (Light of the Trinity) by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church before his death, a step also taken later by his widow Rita.
Socially, Rastafari is a response to racist negation of fl people as it was experienced in Jamaica, where in the 1930s, fl people were at the bottom of the social order, while white people and their (predominantly Christian) religion were at the top.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Rastafari_movement   (5694 words)

  
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While the present-day Rastafari Movement is undoubtedly the most conspicuous source of contemporary Ethiopianist identifications, the culture of Jah People obscures the wider historical range and scope of Ethiopianist ideas and identifications among African peoples in the Diaspora and on the continent.
Rastafari, in fact, must be seen as a religion and movement shaped by the African Diaspora and an explicit consciousness that fl people are African 'exiles" outside their ancestral homeland.
Rastafari is the same name taken by members of the Rastafari movement who regard the Ethiopian Emperor as the reincarnation of Christ as well as the embodiment of the Godhead.
www.rastafari.de /jahchildren/rasta05.htm   (3029 words)

  
 Rastafari Movement
The Rastafari movement was born in the Caribbean island of Jamaica during the early 1930's.
It emerged from the Marcus Carvey "Forward Home to Africa Movement!" and was inspired by the gallant coronation of Emperor Haile Sellassie also called Rastafari, on November 2nd 1930 in Ethiopia.
Though scorned, rejected and abused by all, the Rastafari movement continues to be of great concern to intellectuals and world leaders.
members.tripod.com /~Ras_Richard/selassie/movement.htm   (89 words)

  
 Andrew Christopher Davidson -- Africana Library, Cornell University
Rastafari is a movement of Pan-African resistance which was born as African descendents in Jamaica identified the crowning of Ras Tafari Makonnen as Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia in 1930 as the fulfillment of Biblical and Garveyite prophesy.
Rastafari arose from a historical legacy and was precipitated by specific circumstances that were present during the time of its formal origin.
This thesis may be used as a starting point to acknowledge the important roles which women have played and hopefully to blaze a path of historical contribution which the women of Rastafari may follow as they move to the forefront of the Rastafari movement.
www.library.cornell.edu /africana/thesis/davidson1998.html   (294 words)

  
 Rastafari movement
The Rastafari movement has spread throughout much of the world, largely through immigration and interest generated by Nyahbinghi and reggae music—most notably, that of Bob Marley, who was baptised Berhane Selassie (Light of the Trinity) by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church before his death, a step also taken later by his widow Rita.
To follow and worship JAH Rastafari is to find, spread and "trod" the path with which one was rightfully born.
Many Rastafari attempt to learn Amharic, which they consider to be the original language, because this is the language Haile Selassie I spoke, and in order to identify themselves as Ethiopian—though in practice, most Rastas continue to speak either English or their native languages.
www.bodyandmind.co.za /Religion/Rastafarian.html   (4977 words)

  
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Theologically, the main impetus was given to propagating the idea of a Black God among a people whose image of God was of a bearded White father in the sky and of a White man on a cross.
Mansions of Rastafari are branches of the Rastafari movement.
In the late 1990s, many practitioners returned to the Rastafari movement and changed their lyrical focus to "consciousness", a reflection of the spiritual underpinnings of Rastafarianism.
www.lycos.com /info/rastafari-movement.html   (464 words)

  
 Dread History: The African Diaspora, Ethiopianism, and Rastafari
These movements also tend to reflect pervasive regional or global forces that separate peoples of common origin form their homeland (real or imagined), leaving them to think of themselves as exiles.
Although not all Rastafari adhere strictly to such a diet, it serves as a model for idealized lifeways of practitioners.
Rastafari is the same name taken by members of the Rastafari movement who regard the Ethiopian Emperor as the reincarnation of Christ as well as the embodiment of the Godhead.
www.smithsonianeducation.org /migrations/rasta/terms.html   (762 words)

  
 Haile Sellassie Family Website Guide Intro 2005
In Jamaica, where the Rastafari movement was conceived, this relationship was developed at a level and in a more direct way than anywhere else before or since.
The Rastafari movement became the first to transform the age-old link to Africa as a place of racial origin into a more specific and concrete ethnic connection.
Garvey’s political movement, the Universal Negro Improvement Association, advocating a unified resistance against colonialism and American racism, found prominence in the United States by the time of World War I it had become the largest Pan-African movement in the world.
sellassie.vtheatre.net /intro.html   (763 words)

  
 CSP - 'Rastafari and Other African-Caribbean Worldviews' edited by Barry Chevannes
Theologically, the main impetus was given to propagating the idea of a Black God among a people whose image of God was of a bearded White father in the sky and of a White man on a cross.
For the majority of Rastafari members rituals are of two kinds; reasonings and the `binghi', both sometimes referred to as a `grounding' or a `grounation', from which has come the verb `to grounds', meaning to get along well.
The reasoning is an informal gathering at which a small group of brethren share in the smoking of the holy weed, ganja, and in a lofty discussion.
www.csp.org /chrestomathy/rastafari_and.html   (779 words)

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