• To represent African-based religions Nationally and
• To ensure freedom of
religion and religious practce.
• To ensure the
right to perform ceremonies/rituals involving the sacrificing of
• To ensure the right to hold public
To fight persecutions from other Religions. NARC is the National
Board of African Religions that certifies priests/esses are truly ordained. The
National African Religion Congress is also the support organization that
provides outside agencies with the verification needed for establishing that a
priests/ess is qualified to perform legal marriages, Funerals, Baptismal, etc.,
anywhere in the world.
There are many people who are calling themselves priests and
priestesses who have not passed through one ceremony. The making of
priests/esses is performed in the presence of witnesses and other priests and
priestesses. Innocent people often find themselves being treated (readings,
spiritual baths, counseling, marriage ceremonies, etc.) by those who have not
been ordained as priests and priestesses.
African-based religions in the United States are growing but at
the same time they are divided. Lack of respect is visible within many of the
circles of the African-based religions and lack of respect is shown from outside
of these religions. Priests and priestesses all know what is needed to bring
about the respect inside and outside. Many of the priests/esses will bring
corrections within his/hers spiritual house only! Many of the elders are
constantly saying “Unity of a governing Board of African Religions, will never
happen!” We all say we want other religions to give the same respect to us as
they do each other, but many of the practitioners do not wish to struggle
against outside agencies.
Although the United States of America welcomes the races,
cultures and religions of all people, we must reach the realization that the
United States of America is not the home land for any African-based religion. In
recognizing this, we must be able to bring all African-based religions on the
same page and put the practices, ethics, values, and morality up for the
certification from a governing board of all African-based religions.