We continue to accept endorsements as we have been divinely inspired to strive to achieve 144,000 signatures over the upcoming months. With your support we will work to make the name of the His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I, a beacon of light, Messianically, in this darkness which is facing us all across the Globe.
BACKGROUND TO THE PETITION
HOW DID THIS COME ABOUT
The proposed Proclamation of a United Nations International Day for His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I is based on the Inspired Vision of Bishop Ras Denroy Morgan, Ambassador to the Rastafari Community and Founder of the Abrahamic Covenant Family Ministry.
Bishop Denroy shared his vision with The President of the Ethiopian World Federation, Inc., Bishop G. Eveta Morrison (Sista Gem Askale Mariam) who agreed to support and help promote this righteous cause on behalf of the Officers and Members of the Federation. The Ethiopian World Federation is a Not-for-Profit 501(C)4 membership organization which was ordained by His Imperial Majesty and established in New York in 1937 with a Constitution for “We, the Black Peoples of the World.”
Bishop Morgan was appointed Ambassador to the RasTafari Community in 1998 by The Ethiopian Orthodox Coptic Church of North and South America which was based in Harlem, New York. He is a member of the RasTafari mansion, the Twelve Tribes of Israel; he is a member of the Ethiopian World Federation, Incorporated, and is the Founder of The Abrahamic Covenant Family Ministries which espouses that Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Rastafari are all connected as a family as all are heirs to the Abrahamic Covenant.
Bishop Morgan is also an accomplished performer who had an international Number One R&B hit in 1981 “I’ll do Anything for You.” He is also the father to the Grammy-winning family group Morgan Heritage.
Incidentally, both Bishop Morgan and Bishop Morrison are originally from Jamaica.
The Ethiopian World Federation is a 501(C)4 Membership organization which enjoys consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations – ECOSOC. The organization was Incorporated in New York City in 1937 on Ecclesiastical Orders of His imperial Majesty after Italy had invaded Ethiopia and the Emperor and Empress were living in exile in Bath, England.
At the request of citizens of Harlem who traveled to England in 1936 to discuss matters related to fund-raising for the war effort with the Emperor (Italy had invaded Ethiopian in 1935), HIs Majesty empowered his cousin and personal physician, Dr Malaku Emmanuel Bayen who had received his Medical degree at Howard University, to return to the USA to establish the organization, working alongside the citizens of Harlem.
The EWF, Inc was incorporated in New York in 1937 and given the responsibility to oversee all fundraising for the war effort and played a key role in providing financial support for Ethiopian refugees in the neighbouring countries where they had fled to escape the chemicals (mustard gas) being rained down on them, their land and waters by the Italians. Ethiopia suffered a severe Holocaust in which the European powers turned their backs on the Emperor as he sought Justice for his country in a failed appeal to the League of Nations – a world body that preceded what is now the United Nations.
We share the Preamble and the first paragraph of the Aims and Objects of the Constitution here:
THE CONSTITUTION & BYLAWS OF THE ETHIOPIAN WORLD FEDERATION, INCORPORATED
We, the Black People’s of the World,
in order to effect Unity, Solidarity, Liberty, Freedom and Self-determination,
to Secure Justice and Maintain the Integrity of Ethiopia
which is our Divine Heritage,
do hereby Establish and Ordain this Constitution
for the Ethiopian World Federation, Incorporated.
ARTICLE I, Section 2(a) Aims and Objects
To promote love and good-will among Ethiopians at home and abroad and thereby to maintain the Integrity and sovereignty of Ethiopia, to disseminate the ancient Ethiopian culture among among it’s members, to correct abuses, relieve oppression and carve for ourselves, and our posterity, a destiny comparable with our idea of perfect manhood and God’s purpose in creating us, so that we many not only save ourselves from Annihilation, but carve for ourselves a place in the sun: in this endeavor, we determine to seek peace and pursue for it is the will of God for man.
Read the entire Constitution & Bylaws under the EWF, Inc. page. Also, you can request a copy emailed to you by sending a request to: email@example.com. Booklets are available for a donation of minimum $8.00 including shipping and handling in the USA: to https://paypal.me/ewfinc. State the purpose of your donation and call 347-897-8211 to notify us.
The Draft Proclamation was presented to the Jamaican Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sport, the Honorable Olivia “Babsy” Grange. She, on behalf of the Jamaican Government, committed to present the Proclamation to the United Nations incumbent on receiving 15,000 signatures endorsing the Petition within a 40-day period.
This is another attestation to the epic relationship between Jamaica and Ethiopia and Jamaicans and Ethiopians which both countries have acknowledged and honored over the last century. In fact, His Imperial Majesty in his historical 1966 visit to Jamaica, said Jamaicans and Ethiopians are related by Blood.