Emperor Haile I Selassie I
Jah Ras Tafari
The Ras Makonnen Local No. 5 is the first local of the Ethiopian World Federation, Inc.
on St. Croix , United States Virgin Islands.
The St. Tekla Haymanot Local No. 15 is in St. Christopher and Nevis (also known asSt. Kitts), a two island nation in the Caribbean.
Seattle, Washington (Current Events)
The Ras Makonnen Local No. 5 opened its doors in St. Croix in the year 2000. Now the local has over fifty Members . Presently, the local sells arts, crafts, and others items at its main location. Members are also farming one or two acres of land. Members of other EWF locals are always welcome to visit St. Croix.
"Never in history have so many leaders of diverse nations assembled in one place, at the same time, for a purpose so simple yet so vital and for a need so common yet so distinctive. The common need is our collective survival in peace, justice, equality, mutual respect, and material abundance for all, including the world's under-privileged. We must have come here to endeavor also to seek in concert ways and means as to how best to strengthen this Organization for the realization of our collective need. This is indeed a moment of supreme challenge, an immense opportunity." Haile I Selassie I speaking at a meeting of the United Nations
|"Each man must repay what he has received from his country. The educated man possesses a precious asset, of infinite value both to himself and the nation." Haile I Selassie I on Capacity to Achieve|
|"Contrary to certain notions that the preservation of world peace is the exclusive preserve of the great powers, the question of peace or war, because it involves the survival of humanity, is one that is intimately and vitally connected with all the peoples of the world. All the peoples of the world, therefore, should make greater efforts to enable those powers that are more immediately concerned with the maintenance of peace to arrive at some plan that will guarantee harmony as the basis for preserving world peace." Haile I Selassie I on modern Ethiopianism|
|"Life is full of trials and tribulations and man in his struggle to survive and guide his own destiny has to be prepared to meet its many challenges, particularly in our modern world. Education can harness man's immense potential and enable him to be better equipped in his life-long pursuit so that he can utilise his strength and intellect to the highest use. Mankind has benefited from this through the ages." Haile I Selassie I at Asmara University|
here are all dedicated to the betterment of the conditions of man's life;
we all know the sorrows and misery of those who do not live but merely
exist, the lot of men whose living conditions are sub-standard. But
when we speak of the betterment of man's life, we mean not merely the economic
improvement of living standards. We refer, in addition, to the spiritual
condition in which man lives, for just as a man without means to feed his
hunger and to clothe his nakedness can take no pride in his existence as
a human being, so, also is one who is reviled and discriminated against
because of his race or religion, robbed of his self-respect and human dignity."
Haile Selassie on Complete Responsibility for Africans,
Selected Speeches of his Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie First
|"Ethiopians are proud of the three thousand years of their recorded history, as well they may be. We are proud of what has been achieved during OUR REIGN , and we thank Jah for it." Haile Selassie, Selected Speeches of his Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie First|
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