SOSACRU Launches Summer Institute

An online program of live study and community knowledge building.

Saturday 31st July – Monday 9th August 2021

Enrollment is currently closed.

The School of the Sacrament Ras Tafari University (SOSACRU) is livicated to the study of Ras Tafari as an African sociological ethos, inclusive of culture, economic sustainability, and spirituality.
Our programs prioritize the knowledge of Ras Tafari as a way of life with instruction and teaching modules that support holistic standards of living, spiritual practices, including Ras Tafari rituals, and African-centered medicinal herbal usage (sacraments). SOSACRU features an academic community of Ras Tafari scholars who are grounded in community development, social justice activism, and the shaping of new paradigm thinking.

The inaugural Summer Institute

“Rastafari and the World
in the Times of Black Lives Matter”

An “intensive” mode of study with twenty hours of live tuition over nine days. After two days of rituals, webinars and welcoming there will follow six days each comprising four hours of live teaching and events, inclusive of regular “checking in” sessions wherein participants build community amongst themselves, sharing their ideas, observations, and curiosities in a supportive environment. Four introductory courses, along with Webinars and special events, will be convened by respected Rastafari practitioners and intellectuals:

Course Details

A $50 USD registration fee is required and includes all administrative costs, all materials, all Summer School sessions, and optional individual project advising. An Official Certificate of Completion costs a further $150 and is optional.

Participants are expected to commit to the full program of activity, including private study. Participation will take place through Zoom (for live sessions) and through Slack (for non-live communication and resource sharing).

Graduate Student

The graduate student track requires sharing, prior to the start of the summer school, relevant research that the student is thinking of undertaking; and following the end of the summer school, the student is expected to undertake a capstone project related to their research with ongoing guidance from summer school faculty.

Student of Life

The student of life track makes these pre- and post- requisites optional. 

Participants from both tracks will receive a preparatory pack including compulsory as well as optional material, which will ensure a shared baseline of knowledge. All participants share in the same teaching and events on two parallel tracks of engagement.

Enroll in the Rastafari University.

What You Receive

  • 2 days of rituals, webinars and welcoming
  • 4 introductory courses, along with Webinars and special events
  • 6 days each comprising four hours of live teaching and events, inclusive of regular “checking in” sessions
  • Lifetime access to all lessons, files, PDF and videos.
  • 20 hours of live tuition over 9 days

Education develops the intellect; the intellect distinguishes man from other creatures. It is education that enables man to harness nature and to utilize her resources for the well-being and improvement of his life.

— Emperor Haile Selassie I —

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