Greetings in the name of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I!

Brothers and Sisters, Brethren and Sistren,

The Imperial Ethiopian World Federation (I.E.W.F.) Imperial Voice is a communication vehicle of the
Imperial Ethiopian World Federation, Inc. (I.E.W.F.).

We bring this edition to engage and share in dialogue with the Ethiopian, African, and Rastafarian
community; and conscientious people who “Love Peace and hate aggression!”

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Highlights as of  05-13-2019:  

  • Message to Rastafarians,  Ethiopians, and all who Love Justice and hate aggression!
  • Brief history of I.E.W.F. Political Party

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Please share as "Each One Teaches One!" or as InI Rastafarians say, "Iron sharpen Iron!"

Servant of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I
Abuna Ammanuel Ascento Foxe

The Church of Haile Selassie I


International President
Imperial Ethiopian World Federation, Inc. (I.E.W.F.)
The blood that was shed and the sufferings that were
endured are today Africa's advocates for freedom and
unity. Those who refused to accept the judgement passed
upon them by the enemy, who held unswervingly through
the darkest hours to a vision of an Africa emancipated from
political, economic and spiritual domination, will be
remembered and revered wherever Africans meet.  Many
of them never set foot on this continent. Others were born
and died here. What we may utter today can add little to
the heroic struggle of those who, by their example, have
shown us how precious are freedom and human dignity
and of how little value is life without them. Their deeds are
written in history.

- Emperor Haile Selassie I
Greetings Brothers and Sisters, One God, The Power of the Trinity –His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile
Selassie I

From the moment we are born and throughout our life we are governed by politics. Politics governs: the
food we eat, the clothes we wear, the air we breathe, the water we drink, the medicine we take, the  
vaccination our babies are given, the education our children receive, the mind of the mentally unstable,
the institutionalisation of the young men/women in the penal system and where ones are laid to rest.

Although the Rastafarian People make up a sizeable percentage of the Jamaican population, they have no
political representation, and as such have no voice in the Upper House - the Senate or the Lower House -
House of Representatives.

We must be courageous to change the things that we can change.

Please support Ammanuel Ascento Foxe, Commander of the Order of the Star of Ethiopia, as Senator in
Jamaica Parliament to represent Rastafarian people and all conscientious people in Jamaica.

Please visit the Church’s website at and leave your name and email address to
support and join our work for the restoration of the dynasty of Emperor Haile Selassie I.

One Love
Haile Selassie I Liveth!
Message to Rastafarians,  Ethiopians, and all who
Love Justice and hate aggression!
"There is no Repatriation"
The time has come when we as Rastafarians, Haile Selassie I-ites should be asking  the question of our
passionate desire for repatriation and our survival as a people.

From 1930 to the present moment in time, our cry for repatriation has become domicile with respect. In
1974-75, the abolition of the Monarchy of Emperor Haile Selassie I’s rule by a proclamation by the
Stalinist government, has destroyed the hope and aspiration of millions of people. Today Rastafarians are
at a crossroads. The question of where we are coming from, where we are today and where we are going.
Ethiopia has had a long line of Kings and monarchies stretching back over three thousand years.

There is no Ethiopia today because the Monarchy is absent. What will we tell our loved ones and families.
Are we going to tell them that we made a mistake and fail as how the Christ Jesus movement failed the
people who are looking to return to heaven and up to now has not  found heaven. Buddah, Ramah and
other great seer movements failed, yet their membership still have faith in their leaders. The Rastafarian
movement is different because it is not eccliastically organized with a leadership of spirituality.

For the first ime in history there is a Rastafarian doctrine or theology called Rastalogy with a spiritual
leadership from the Abuna, compatible to an Overseer (Ezekiel 2: 5 – “And they, whether they will hear, or
whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet
among them”; yet be able to give the respect spoken of by Emperor Haile Selassie I’s speech on leadership
and what the leader expects from the membership. The lack of acknowledgement of this leadership has
caused a stagnation and a negative development that today the abolition of the monarchy and no
repatriation in our lifetime, leaves Rastafarians naked and socially and economically displaced.

This is why we are calling this International Conference to discuss where we are coming from, where we
are and where we are going. The question of no repatriation in our lifetime with the abolition of the
Solomonic dynasty cannot be accepted.

The Ethiopia of today that we are seeing with the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), the All People Amhara
Organization (AAPO) and the Tigray People  Liberation Front (TPLF) etc create a problem of over two
million displaced people which cannot be solved without the presence of the Monarchy. If there is no
Emperor Haile Selassie I dynasty and only the Stalinist/Marxist government under the disguise of
democracy being pushed by the present Prime Minister, who wants to become King with the blessing of
his mother, then there is no repatriation.

With the setting up of his kingdom with his own generals that he pardoned and returned from exile,
including Mengistu, the question of Rastafarians in Ethiopia who is not identified as a part of any ethnic
groups in Ethiopia, who will represent them? Only Emperor Haile Selassie I. The statement made by
Emperor Haile Selassie I in the Parliament of Jamaica in 1966 that Jamaicans and Ethiopians are ‘blood
brothers’ is not supported by the present government. So repatriation in the eyes of the present
government is nonexistent.

Today, the Church of Haile Selassie I and the Imperial Ethiopian World Federation Inc., are the only legal
entities in the world that represent Rastafarians whether they accept it or not.

Please come to the conference with any opposition to the above statements or questions dealing with
repatriation in our lifetime and seeing where we are going in the future with our loved ones and families.

Abuna Ammanuel Foxe

Greetings Rastafarian people!  

We look forward to your participation and support of our I.E.W.F. Mass Movement!

Please contact us at:

The Church of Haile Selassie I (CHSI~HQ)
Imperial Ethiopian World Federation, Inc. (I.E.W.F., Inc.)

29 Oxford Street
P.O. Box 334
Kingston, Jamaica, W.I.

Tel: (876) 422 - 9888

Imperial Ethiopian World Federation
Policy Programme ~ 2018-10
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Brief history of I.E.W.F. Political Party
Ba Beta Kristiyan 'The Church of Haile Selassie I' (The Church) and The Imperial Ethiopian World
Federation, Inc. (I.E.W.F.) is a spiritual and political organization.  Supporting Rasta beliefs in the West and
Jamaica, the Headquarters of the The Church and the I.E.W.F.

The Brethren and Sistren participated in the 1997 and 2000 General Elections, as well as, the local
government election in 2003.  There were members contesting the election from Kingston to the country
areas.  The Rastafarian Community was very supportive of our effort.  Most of the Rastafarians are not
politically motivated, but if we don't have members in parliament and local government, then our voices
cannot be heard.  Rastafarians are about 40% of the Jamaican population, but as said before, they are not
politically motivated.  In the upcoming election we must have someone elected in the parliament to
represent the Rastafarian Community.

We want to have our own schools, health centers, etc., so whenever our children go to school they can be
respected and loved by all.  Our community must be very strong both spiritually and politically.  In the
Caribbean, the Rastafarian Community lacks local leadership.  In each Caribbean country where The
Church and The I.E.W.F. offices are located, we strongly encourage members to be politically motivated
and contest any government elections held in their respective countries.

In Jamaica, The I.E.W.F., Inc., is the first Rastafarian organization to run against the JLP and PNP, the two
major political parties in the country.  Each time we contest an election, our candidates' votes increase
significantly.  As long as there is an election in Jamaica, we will be supporting I.E.W.F. members
representing their constituency.

In the last Jamaican general election, The I.E.W.F. had a political meeting in Central Halfway Tree, which
went well with an overwhelming support from Rastafarians and people who hate aggression.  Rastafarians
in Jamaica are educated people such as Lawyers, Doctors, Nurses, Project Managers, blue collar workers
and hold prominent positions in the private sector.

There are other Rastafarians organizations that choose to be non-political, but they will have to change
their perception about politics because it is the only way to have representative is by having a member in
parliament and the Senate.  For example, with a member in parliament, we can address the incidences of
police brutality, employment (last hired, first fired), etc.

The I.E.W.F. will have to take up the initiative to educate the Rastafarians about the importance of
exercising their franchise by being innumerated to vote in every election.   By doing this Rastafarians will
have a voice in parliament at all times.  Rastafarians who participate in the election are people who live in
the area and know the needs of the community.  It's not like the other parties where the candidates come
and talk to the people then go back up town to their mansions.  When Rastafarians get power in Jamaica,
there won't be any political killings of innocent citizens because this happens only because of the constant
PNP and JLP segregation.

Our members when elected in Parliament and Senate will look after everyone's interest, not only
Rastafarians.  The citizens of Jamaica will know that Rastafarians are not just herb smokers; they have
people's interest at heart.
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Emperor Haile Selassie I Utterances
Quote of the Month
Excerpts from Speeches on Africa and African Unity, by The Father of Africa,
H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I
"Africa and African unity are more than mere words...." - Girmawi Qedamawi Haile Selassie

"The spirit of deserving of the greatness which Africa demands of it. Let Us prove Ourselves
worthy of it." - Girmawi Qedamawi Haile Selassie

"Wherever there is African blood there is a basis for greater African unity." - Girmawi Qedamawi Haile

"Africa must speak with one voice ringing out in powerful, harmonious tones." - Girmawi Qedamawi
Haile Selassie

"The fact that We succeeded in laying the foundation of Our unity, was due primarily to the desire of
all Africans to unite in a common struggle against colonialism, poverty, disease and ignorance, which
are enemies of Africa. " - Girmawi Qedamawi Haile Selassie

"We encountered a sense of purpose, of dedication, of vision, which, We are persuaded, found its
genesis in the common acceptance of the ideal of African unity, in the common response to the unique
challenge which modern Africa presents to each of Us, in the common crusade in which We are all
enlisted....It is this spirit which will sweep Us forward to final, conclusive, glorious victory in the
struggle to overcome the obstacles which still remain before Us in the making of a united Africa. It is
in this, We believe, that the real triumph of Africa lies today." - Girmawi Qedamawi Haile Selassie

"There are those who claim that African unity is impossible, that the forces that pull Us, some in this
direction, others in that, are too strong to be overcome. Around Us, there is no lack of doubt and
pessimism, no absence of critics and criticism. These speak of Africa, of Africa's future and of her
position in the Twentieth Century in sepulchral tones. They predict dissension and disintegration
among Africans and internecine strife and chaos on Our continent. Let Us confound these and, by Our
deeds, disperse them in confusion. There are others whose hopes for Africa are bright, who stand with
faces upturned in wonder and awe at the creation of a new and happier life, who have dedicated
themselves to its realization and are spurred on by the example of their brothers to whom they owe
the achievements of Africa's past. Let Us reward their trust and merit their approval." - Girmawi
Qedamawi Haile Selassie

"Leave aside all misguided aims and groundless ambitions that can only lead Us into wasteful and
time-consuming conflicts. Let Us instead mobilize Our resources for Our common good and for the
good of Our great continent. This is the heartfelt desire of African peoples everywhere, and it is the
duty of Us all always to bear this in mind and to strive for its full and final achievement. " - Girmawi
Qedamawi Haile Selassie

"So long as the spirit of Africa prevails and stirs within Us, so long as We continue to think and work
and act within the African context which We have created, imbued by the African atmosphere which
surrounds and pervades Us, We are confident that the goals We seek shall be attained. We have
created this spirit; it is Our child." - Girmawi Qedamawi Haile Selassie

"Our greatest weapon is the oneness which We share as Africans." - Girmawi Qedamawi Haile Selassie

"Concerted action, cooperation, coordinated policies....are not just words, but great and noble
conceptions. In them, and in what they stand for can be found the key to fulfillment of the longings and
the hopes of millions of Africans." - Girmawi Qedamawi Haile Selassie

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Rastafarian Holy Days
Rastafarians have many days that are celebrated and recognized; 5 days amongst many, which are
considered  special and sacred are:
Earthday (Earthstrong)
The date in which we are given life to serve our God in the image in which we are created; to serve
with all our mind, heart, and soul.
May 5th (5th of Miyaza) - “Fasika” (Passover)
This day represents a major Holy Day with service.  After service, family day celebration starts with
the playing of Rasta Music (e.g., Reggae) with refreshments, closing with a prayer from the Priest.

...Today is a day on which Ethiopia is stretching her hands to God in joy and thankfulness and revealing
her happiness to her children....  This day, on which the people of Ethiopia are freed from oppressive
foreign yoke and eternal servitude and on which I am enabled to rejoin my people, whom I love and
have longed for,  will be honoured as a holiday to be commemorated annually as a Great Ethiopian
Anniversary.  On this day we shall remember those heroic warriors who, determined not to surrender
the great charge passed on to them by their Father, became sacrifices, shedding their blood and
breaking their bones for the freedom of the land they loved and for the honour of their Emperor and
their flag.  The history of Ethiopia will be witness for these Our warriors.
July 23rd 1892 (16 Hamle) - 2nd Advent of the Cosmic Christ
Rastalogy accepts this day as the Second Advent of the Cosmic Christ, fulfilling Isaiah Chapter 9 v6,
“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, Tafari.”.

This day represents a major Holy Day; celebrated as a family day with a short prayer service giving
thanks to Yahweh, for  the birth of His Son, Tafari.  Service starts (e.g., 11am), followed by a
celebration consisting of Rasta Music and food.
October 7th 1928 (7 Maskaram) - Divine Kingship of Rastafari
This day represents a Holy Day.  This is when Rastafari was acclaimed ‘Negus’, King of Ethiopia,
Isaiah 43v15, “I am  the Lord Rastafari your Holy One Creator of Israel, your King.”.  The
Church of Haile Selassie I celebrates with short Prayer  and Service starting at 11am.
November 2nd 1930 (2 Tikimt) - Transfiguration Day
This represents the Transfiguration Day of  Negus Ras Tafari to Emperor Haile Selassie I, ‘Might of the
Trinity’  fulfilling  
Revelation 5v5, “The Lion of the Tribe of Judah has prevailed.”  This day represents
the Holy Day when Rastafari was  acclaimed ‘Negus Negast’ King of kings Emperor of Ethiopia;
Isaiah 43v15;

“I am the Lord Rastafari your Holy One Creator of Israel, your King.”

This day is celebrated quietly with a short Prayer Service (e.g., starting 11am).  Then celebrate with
Rasta Music, rice and  peas, vegetables and  fish, closing with a short Prayer of thanksgiving by the
Priest with blessing.

The history of Ethiopia for the past half a century has revolved materially around events in which Haile
Selassie First has been  the prime mover.  In times of stress, in times of joy, his leadership in resolving the
hopes, fears and aspirations of the Ethiopian people has been distinctive, his guidance indispensable and
decisive.  His people and the world have acclaimed him a fighter not  only in defence of the integrity of
Ethiopia.  He has been a champion for world peace and a man whose principles have contributed
manfully to the history of his day and age.  His public utterances in this phase of the national and
international drama of peace and war speak by themselves most eloquently.
Holy Day Donations
This is an opportunity for all those who believe in the plight of Ethiopians, Africans, Rastafarians, and
conscientious people  around the globe, who Love Justice and hate aggression, to pledge their support
by donating to
The Church of Haile Selassie  I and the I.E.W.F. in the execution of the Aims and
Objectives of the Imperial Ethiopian World Federation.

We overstand the various financial pressures we face in our daily lives and the numerous worthy
causes needing our financial contributions; therefore we are asking our supporters to "reach out" on
each of our Holy Days and donate (1$, 5$, 10$, 20$, 50$, 100$, 500$+, etc.) whatever we are able to
but still provides specific opportunities throughout the year to contribute to a cause important to each
of us.
Thank you! Bless!
We welcome whatever support we receive and ask that JAH richly bless our supporters.

Thank You! JAH Guide and Protect!

Servant of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I
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Please send in your Questions and we will make every attempt to address your questions, concerns, and inquires
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Educational Items
The blood that was shed and the sufferings that were endured are today Africa's advocates for
freedom and unity. Those who refused to accept the judgement passed upon them by the enemy, who
held unswervingly through the darkest hours to a vision of an Africa emancipated from political,
economic and spiritual domination, will be remembered and revered wherever Africans meet. Many
of them never set foot on this continent. Others were born and died here. What we may utter today
can add little to the heroic struggle of those who, by their example, have shown us how precious are
freedom and human dignity and of how little value is life without them. Their deeds are written in

- Emperor Haile Selassie I
I.E.W.F., Inc. Official Documentation (*Repeat*)
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** Repeat from last month **
The following official letters below provide evidence of the transition from the now defunct
Ethiopian World Federation (E.W.F.) to the Imperial Ethiopian World Federation, Inc. (I.E.W.F.)
June 18, 1973
July 30, 1973
July 1, 1983 (pg 1)
July 1, 1983 (pg 2)
Sept. 27, 1983
I.E.W.F., Inc. Official Documentation (*Repeat*)
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