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My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou has forgotten the Law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. HOSEA 4:6

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. II TIMOTHY 2:15

We know not. We studied. We learned all there was to know. We taught others. Then we forgot what we had learned and then forgot that we had forgotten.. Now we are taught (by those who were once taught by us) Knowledge (that we already had).
So we study. We learn all there is to know. We teach others. We forget...AGAIN?   

F.A.S.R. Theme: "THE Spiritual Cultivation of  Man and Woman "




"Liberation Theology"

IMANI (Meaning Faith)

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou are with me; Thy Rod and Thy Staff, they comfort me. PSALMS 23:4

Gye Nyame
"The Omni Presents of God"


Formally known as the African Bible Fellowship, A.B.F., Baba Ayubu Bakari Kamau suggested the renaming of A.B.F. to the Fellowship of African Studies and Religion, F.A.S.R before his passing, September, 1995.  The reason was to reflect the broad study, lectures, events, guest speakers, scholors and open discussions that did not limit members or visitors to a single point of view, allowing open thought and critical analysis of information and institutions of thought and behavior from a present and historical perspective.  After the passing of Dr. Edward Guy Sims, January, 1996, The leadership role was passed on to Baba Kwasi Charles J. Harris Jr.

is a non denominational study group and fellowship that encourages people to actively study and participate in collective and collaborative discussion, rather than a sit, listen and go home ritual that does not allow various points of view, questions or discussion of religious, spiritual, social, cultural and historical teachings. F.A.S.R. is a collective body of students (friends and families, young and old) who refuse to take anything as fact without question, research (first hand if possible) & study.

This methodology promotes spiritual guidance and intelligent, intuitive decision making based on spiritual and ancestral consciousness, faith and the observation of how various teachings and beliefs have benefited or inhibited thought and behavior towards the growth of self and mankind.

The Goal of F.A.S.R is to be a light towards the manifestation of the highest self; harmonizing body, mind and spirit to create (become conscience) of the divine oneness with man, woman, nature and the Almighty Creator known by many names.

Food for Thought
Contrary to popular belief, there is no separation of church and state (or state of mind). Within that which you call "I" are acquired ideas and beliefs that shape and influence your thoughts and behavior. The thoughts, beliefs and behavior contribute to the development and maintenance of politics, economics and culture and your concept of self and God. The question is, where did these thoughts and beliefs come from and who really benefits from them?

"If your questions and desires of life are not answered or fulfilled through the habitual rituals of religious and organizational institutions, Then you have come to a growing awareness of the spiritual connection within you, God and all of creation. Religions are man made to (or should) assist in the development and balance of man and woman with self, each other, nature and the Almighty. History has shown that religion was often used by a group or groups of people to control another group. Don't be confused with symbols of power verses the source of power. Don't be confuse by thinking that the creations are superior to the creator of all."....Baba Kwasi

Honoring  Ancestors of
African Bible Fellowship (A.B.F.)  and Fellowship of African Studies and Religion (F.A.S.R.)

Dr. Edward Guy Sims, PhD.

Baba Ayubu Bakari Kamau

Materials to Study & Discuss (But not limited to...)

The Bible
The Qur'an

Metu Neter: Volume 1 & 2, by Ra Un Neter Amen
Africa-Mother of Western Civilization, by Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan
The Mis-Education of the Negro, by Carter Godwin Woodson
The Education of the Negro, by Carter Godwin Woodson
Black Reconstruction In America-1860-1880, by W.E.B. Du Bois
Power to Create the Future, by Eric Mitchell
The Ankh-African Origin of Electromagnetism, by Nur Ankh Amen
Civilization or Barbarism, by Cheikh Anta Diop
The Historical Jesus and the Mythical Christ, by Gerald Massey
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, by Dee Brown
Black Indians, by William Loren Katz
Bullwhip Days, The Slaves Remember-An Oral History, Edited by James Mellon
They Came Before Columbus, by Ivan Van Sertima
Marcus Garvey-Anti Colonial Champion, by Rupert Lewis
Malcolm X-The Man and His Times, Edited by Dr. John Henrik Clarke
Kwame Nkrumah-The Conakry Years-His Life and Letters, Compiled by June Milne
The Re-Birth of African Civilization, by Dr. Chancellor Williams
Liberation Theology Video Series, by Dr. Edward Sims
Your Inner Spirit - by you, when you're ready !!!

The FASR Creed

We believe that the divine creator...maker of the heavens and the earth...has all knowledge and is ever present. We believe that God, the Divine Creator, is neither a man nor a woman; that God possesses the creative energy, and the divine characteristics of both male and female. We respect your right to choose your path to God. We believe in the African origin of civilization and in the African origin of religion. We believe that it is only through a divine consciousness of our relationship with God and with Each other that we will find liberation and salvation. HOTEP

Ancestral Libation & F.A.S.R. Litany

To all our ancestors of antiquity, who developed great knowledge and gave civilization to the world.

(Group) Your will to be, lives in me. Ase!

To all our ancestors who were fortunate to be buried on the soil of Alkebu-lan (Africa) our motherland.

(Group) Your will to be, lives in me. Ase!

To all our ancestors who were lost and killed during the voyage of the Middle Passage.

(Group) Your will to be, lives in me. Ase!

To all our ancestors who suffered the cruelty of the horrible institution of slavery, racism, segregation and oppression in North America, South America, the Caribbean Islands, the Middle East, and throughout the world.

(Group) Your will to be, lives in me. Ase!

We say thank you, great ancestors for the precious gift of your blood, sweat and tears who fought for freedom, justice and equality.

(Group) Your will to be, lives in me. Ase!

To our ancestors, in your honor,

(Group) I promise, as a descendant and benefactor of your life, to uphold truth without fear, and to never forget you and your sacrifices as I teach myself and our children to honor and respect you. Ase!

To our ancestors, in your honor,

(Group) I promise to assume the responsibility in continuing on the path of progress and build upon the foundation you have laid before us. Ase!

To our ancestors, in your honor,

(Group) I promise to remove the fear, ignorance, shame and self-hatred of my African History and Re-claim the cultural heritage and consciousness of spiritual oneness. Ase!

To our ancestors, in your honor,

(Group) I promise to continue to build a new world for and with our children, based on our traditional cultural principles and values. Ase!

To all the spirits of our individual families, known and unknown by name, and whom we silently remember in our hearts.

(Group) We praise and honor you. May your spirit be filled with light and progress and may the light guide us through the fear and ignorance of our times. Ase!

Moment of Silence:

ADUPE ARIKU BABA WA (Thank You, by the Spirit of Our Ancestors)

(ALL) Ase! Ase! Ase! (So shall it be!)