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Kendall lewis

on 21 May 2010

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Transcript of Rasta

Rastafarianism It is... Much more than an African Hippie movement

A religion that has roots that go back to Jamaica and the 1930s. What is it??? World Views Bob Marley Background Date founded:

Place founded:


Facts Commonly known as Rastafarians, Rastafaris, Rastas, or Ras Tafarians

The movement is named for Ras Tafari Makonnen

Rastafaris dislike the term "Rastafarianism" because they reject the "isms " that characterize oppressive white society.

Terms The bible of the Rastafaris is the Holy Piby

Published in 1924

Bible Practices Rastafarians are best known for their use of marijuana

Marijuana is used primarily during the two main Rastafari rituals

"He causeth the grass for the cattle and herb for the service of man." Beliefs

6 Basic Principles

Rastafari beliefs are a mix of Judaism and Christianity

Believe in Zion instead of Western Culture

Rastafarians do not believe in an afterlife
Rastafaris worship Jah

Rastas say that Jah, in the form of the Holy Spirit

God incarnated onto the Earth in the form of Jesus Christ

God History Rastafari developed in the slums of Kingston Jamaica

Followers were known at Garveyites

Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA)

Marcus Garvey promoted Black Nationalism, black
separatism, and Pan-Africanism

”Back to Africa”

Ras Tafari Makonnen (Haile Selassie I) was crowned emperor of Ethiopia

Also know as “Him”

Invited to The League of Nations

The two most basic beliefs of Rastafarianism

Rasta message of black pride

They dont like to for their movement to be called a religion (eg. Rastafarianism)

Three branches

Full Name (Real Name): Robert Nesta

Birth Date: February 6, 1945

Birth Place: Nine Miles, St. Ann, Jamaica

Death Date: Monday May 11, 1981

Death Place: Miami, Florida

Rastafari Movement Songs:

Devoted to the Rastafarian religion

It was his wife who inspired him in his faith

Peace for all of mankind

Reggae music expresses beliefs of Rastafarians

Variation of Christian Bible Where did we come from, & where are we going? Is there an overall plan or order behind nature? What is the main purpose or highest good for each individual? Problems Modern Rastafarians

Prejudice Appearances The dreadlock are supported in Leviticus (21:5)

The first Hair locks were traced to the subgroup Youth Black Faith in 1949 "They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in the flesh."

Zion Train
Iron Lion Zion Rastafari has started to expand over the world Marcus Garvey Lived from 1887 until 1940 Found in Psalm 104:14 The reasoning and the Groundation Bob Marley has familiarized the world with Rastafari through his music. Leviticus 21:5
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