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Protocol & Conduct in the Orisa Community

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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Protocol & Conduct in the Orisa Community

We are obligated to become, as best we can, shining examples of Iwa-Pele (good character) no matter who we are, what rank or title we hold or what we are here to accomplish.

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Questions about Priests and Devotees in Traditional African Religion (Spirituality) Parts 1-3

Saturday, June 7, 2008

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Some time ago we compiled a list of common questions that people seem to have about finding and working with Priests of Traditional African Religions. They are a great jumping point for those that may know very little about where to start or expect.

Questions about Priests and Devotees in Traditional African Religion (Spirituality) Part 1

Questions about Priests and Devotees in Traditional African Religion (Spirituality) Part 2

Questions about Priests and Devotees in Traditional African Religion (Spirituality) Part 3

Some time ago we compiled a list of common questions that people seem to have about finding and working with Priests of Traditional African Religions. They are a great jumping point for those that may know very little about where to start or expect.

Questions about Priests and Devotees in Traditional African Religion (Spirituality) Part 1

Questions about Priests and Devotees in Traditional African Religion (Spirituality) Part 2

Questions about Priests and Devotees in Traditional African Religion (Spirituality) Part 3

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Questions about Priests and Devotees in Traditional African Religion (Spirituality) Part 3

Thursday, June 5, 2008

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This 3-part series will help new devotees find and choose a Spiritual Teacher.

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Questions about Priests and Devotees in Traditional African Religion (Spirituality) Part 2

Thursday, June 5, 2008

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This 3-part series provides answers to common questions that new devotees have when finding and choosing a Spiritual Teacher.

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Questions about Priests and Devotees in Traditional African Religion (Spirituality) Part 1

Thursday, June 5, 2008

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This 3-part series provides answers to common questions that new devotees have about finding and choosing a Spiritual Teacher.

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Priestly Payout

Thursday, June 5, 2008

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Latin Trade, Dec, 2000 by Andrew Downie

THE HIGH PRIESTS AND PRIESTESSES OF Brazil’s candomble religion are getting formal recognition–and pensions to go along with it.

Recent changes in the law bring purveyors of the Afro-Brazilian religion into line with Roman Catholic clergy and allow the white-robed female priests, or Maes-de-santo, and their male counterparts, Paes-de-santo, to qualify for state-paid retirement benefits.

“We are changing the law because it was discriminatory,” says an adviser to the country’s social security minister. “Before, it only covered Roman Catholic and Protestant priests and ministers. Now any religious priests can apply for pensions.”

Even though they have not contributed to the social security fund, Candomble priests will be eligible for a monthly stipend of about US$89 after they reach age 67. Brazilians who pay into the fund receive a higher pension, with men qualifying at age 65 and women at 60.

Latin Trade, Dec, 2000 by Andrew Downie

THE HIGH PRIESTS AND PRIESTESSES OF Brazil’s candomble religion are getting formal recognition–and pensions to go along with it.

Recent changes in the law bring purveyors of the Afro-Brazilian religion into line with Roman Catholic clergy and allow the white-robed female priests, or Maes-de-santo, and their male counterparts, Paes-de-santo, to qualify for state-paid retirement benefits.

“We are changing the law because it was discriminatory,” says an adviser to the country’s social security minister. “Before, it only covered Roman Catholic and Protestant priests and ministers. Now any religious priests can apply for pensions.”

Even though they have not contributed to the social security fund, Candomble priests will be eligible for a monthly stipend of about US$89 after they reach age 67. Brazilians who pay into the fund receive a higher pension, with men qualifying at age 65 and women at 60.

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Founders of Various Traditional African Spiritual Lineages in U.S.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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Founders of Various Traditional African Spiritual Lineages in U.S.

Many trailblazers contributed to the spread of African religion in the United States. Three individuals played especially invaluable roles in starting some of the most well known U.S. African-American lineages.

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