***BTW, you forgot to answer my question of what is your relationship/ affiliation with the church.***
I am not a memember of any organization. I am a Rastafarian, but I do feel the church is a good idea, and I may join the church very soon.
***On the website for the church, there is a page that addresses women specifically, and yet doesn't mention Empress Menen and her important works.
In the claim that ***The command, 'be fruitful and multiply', establishes the role of the Woman in the Divine plan of JAH.*** and the discussion that follows, I do not see a reflection of InI revolutionary grandmothers and mothers and sisters who have done other things, in addition to and besides giving birth, that have worked towards the liberation of Africans everywhere.***
I respect your ideas in reference to what the church's mission statement should be. As a Rastafarian, I myself would not correct brethren on what the statement should be. To suggest such a thing would suggest that the brethren is in eror. However the way that I see it, as the church grows, you can add your beliefs to what the church should be. A Church would not be effective, if it is to remain still.
The scripture's say, "On this rock I shall BUILD my church". The church is in a constant state of building and growth. If and when I join, I will have some issues brought to the table that I feel is imortant.
All out voicers should be heard. Many brethren respect the voices of us now a days, so we as wombmen have a right to voice our opinions in the church, just as you have.
But to answer your question, I am not a memember. My lion turned I on to the church via the web. He liked Abuna Foxe who is well RASpected among the Rasta elders and our community at large.
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