Well perhaps you can help me focus my own thoughts thus helping me construct the instrument I will use to address the Christian diaspora. I don't want to convert people to some other religion. However I do want my community to start thinking more critically about the things we accept as nutrition. I have adhd and find it difficult to conceptualize a venue or something to address this issue within a compassionate context. Any help you can provide would be most helpful. I will be living for China on or around the 1st of September and will try to put this issue in an international context as well, thus bringing my community into contact with China or Asia in general as I move around a lot in this area. Perhaps you can find some use for me whilst there. If you extend a hand I will without a doubt lift as I climb. We desperately need to network across Asian boarders as our futures depend on it We have no real representation there yet we do more business by default with China than almost anyone. So we can save ourselves time, money and energy by cutting out the middleman. I will be the Premier African American Contact....Ambassador...etc. Keep me in mind. My typing is all bad as well so please forgive any mistakes. Thanks.
All the best,
Teresa R said:Bro Ron, sorry I am a terrible typist, but great that you got the gist of my intentions! I tend to stay far away from Religious discussions in the Afro-centric community as there has been along history of our afro-centricity and slavery adopted christian religion, the library is repleat with books on the development of Christinaity originally arising out of Africa, and the African People spread Chrisitanity in its true form exemplified by the Coptic Christians in Ethiopia, the Catholic church was an off shoot diversion for the Non Africans (Romans) who broke away from the pure christanity, not to forget the Black Jews, and Muslims...all orginated from an afro-centric view.....
Practically, I beleive you can invent a page for Afrocentricity and Christianity but the larger question becomes...whose Christanity,,,as Black Folk in their own local churches do not often form a cohesive think- mindset on how to best expand its consciouness beyond the insidious slavery and myscogynistic mentality and opressive genetics inheirant in African American Christian experience... A daunting Task ooh yeah, but a venture worh looking at! Anyway I can add to the conversation that helps to open our collective eyes...and redefining our expereince..I am in!
Sister Ami -Teresa