From: "Ras Iadonis" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RASTAFARI HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION
Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2000
THE LION OF JUDAH MISSION, INC.
THE HUMAN RIGHTS RASTAFARI ORGANIZATION
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Past, Present and Future Agenda
We came across your info on the Web recently. We are the Lion of Judah Mission, Inc. located in NYC, USA. We have been involved in a similar active Human Rights campaigns on behalf of the Rastafari daughters and sons globally based upon the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, sanctioned by Article 18 which reads, "EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF THOUGHT, CONSCIENCE AND RELIGION; THIS RIGHT INCLUDES FREEDOM TO CHANGE HIS RELIGION OR BELIEF, AND FREEDOM, EITHER ALONE OR IN COMMUNITY WITH OTHERS AND IN PUBLIC OR PRIVATE, TO MANIFEST HIS RELIGION OR BELIEF IN TEACHING, PRACTICE, WORSHIP AND OBSERVANCE." We are a Human Rights International Rastafari organization and have been active for 10 years. We support your movement and mission in Antigua and Barbuda, as well as in other Eastern Caribbean Nations. We would like to become officially affiliated with your mission as this is a global struggle for collective security and international morality. Most recently when the RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) in the USA was repealed on June 25, 1997, We contacted various agencies such as the UNO (United Nations Organization), WSA (World Service Authority) and even e-mailed the US President, Mr. Bill Clinton personally to discuss this violation of Human Rights. We also issued press releases and public proclamations in defence of the Rastafari Sovereigns whom we represent. We are known within our community for activism focused on issues affecting Rastafari as well as the Diaspora collectively such as Human Rights and Economic Development. In 1992, one year after the REVELATION OF THE BOOK OF THE SEVEN SEALS BY QES HAILEYESUS SELLASSIE, We were instrumental in helping coordinate the re-establishment and re-vitalization of the Ethiopian World Federation, Inc. (E.W.F., Inc.) and its International HQ thereby securing the land grant constitutionally of the King of kings of Ethiopia, H.I.M. THE FIRST HAILE SELLASSIE to the Black (Ethiopian) Diaspora in 1948, nearly 50 years ago.
We of the Lion of Judah Mission, Inc. have the Book of the Seven Seals (His Majesty's Bible), an acknowledged Human Rights Platform, Declaration of Sovereignty, the LOJ Sovereign Constitution and By-Laws (based upon the EWF, Inc.).
We would like our contact information to be circulated to those within the Rastafari movement in the Eastern Caribbean which are active in this struggle for justice. Most recently we started the Regalization Committee of the International Secretariat for the LOJ, Inc. (Lion of Judah Mission, Inc.). We would also further like to lend support to the Antiguan Nyabinghi order and all other Rastafari orders, organizations, Binghi mansions and people of good will in their efforts for truth and justice.
FOR MORE INFO, WRITE US/CALL/E-MAIL:
C/O ARK OF MARYAM CHURCH - LOJ, INC.
PO BOX 170139
KINGS COUNTY, NY 11217-0005
c/o Regalization Committee
LION OF JUDAH MISSION, INC.
P.O. BOX 170139
KINGS COUNTY, NY 11217-0005
Position of the LOJ, Inc.
For us, our position is that the Marijuana plant Herself known to us as "MARYAM" is sacred and holy and used sacrementally. To violate our right to possess and utilize Her benefits given to us by Almighty GOD violates Article 18 of the UDHR of December 10, 1948. We are sovereign citizens and therefore we as Rastafari have unalienable rights not inalienable ones. We seek civil liberties which are GOD-given not civil rights which are man-made. We are active in defense of sistren and brethren who have become Prisoners of War (POWs) due to the Marijuana Conspiracy and Cannabis War.
Establishment of Maryam's True Church
To defend Our sovereign rights and those of Maryam we of the Lion of Judah Mission, Inc. have established within Our order the first church of Qidist Maryam (Mary) of the Rastafari known as the ARK OF MARYAM (AOM) to defend the Herb of Maryam known as Marijuana. The Order has a priesthood which is based upon the IMAGE OF GOD: MALE AND FEMALE (refer to Genesis 1:26 - 27). Our Sisterhood is known as the Sisterhood Educational Learning and Advancement Ministry and the Brotherhood of Our Order is known as the Ethiopian Brotherhood of the Nazarene (EBN). Our Holy Scriptures is THE BOOK OF THE SEVEN SEALS known as H.I.M. HAILE SELLASSIE I 1961 AUTHORIZED AMHARIC BIBLE revealed to the world in 1991 (Revelations 8:1) by QES HAILEYESUS SELLASSIE (Ras Iadonis). We have also established a Bible Society to coordinate the learning of the Classical Amharic language and facilitate the future translations based upon His Imperial Majesty's version. This Bible Society is called the BIBLE SOCIETY OF HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY (BSHIM) and His Majesty has been named as the CEO. Based upon Our theology, Our Divine Heritage, His and Her Majesties, H.I.M. THE FIRST HAILE SELLASSIE and H.I.M. THE FIRST WOLLETE GIYORGIS are the Divine Patriarch and Matriarch of Our Race through Our Sovereign and Saviour IESUS of NAZRET known as KRISTOS, the Love of YAH RASTAFARI.
*SPECIAL NOTICE: Inspiration for the Ark of Maryam church was given by Sister Makeda Levi (Barbara Blake Hannah) on Sunday, the 12th of December (St. Mary's Day) at the Holy Trinity Orthodox Ethiopian Church in Bronx, NYC when Ras Iadonis (Haileyesus Sellassie) was asked to restore manuscripts of the 3 prayers of Our Lady known as "The Virgin's Prayer." (An updated English/Amharic version of the Virgin's Prayer is currently being prepared for book release by the Ethiopian Christmas, January 7th 1999.)
A Greater Than Solomon
The Holy Herb known as Marijuana was found it is said on King Solomon's grave. This, to some, is a mystery. However, briefly explained for those with perception, Marijuana refers to the two witness at IESUS' crucifixion, Mary the Mother of Iesus and John (Juan) the Disciple whom He loved. The founding prophet, priest-king of this Order in modern times is QES HAILEYESUS SELLASSIE who resides presently in NYC and performs the rites of baptism by fire and spirit. WE DEFEND THE FOUNDATION TEACHINGS OF THE ETHIOPIAN TEWAHEDO (ORTHODOX) CHURCH KNOWN AS THE "RI'ITU HAYMANOT."