Chiist Traditional Medical Research and Cultural Center
Chiist Traditional Medical Research and Cultural Center is a center for learning, prayer, libation, research and dialogue with regards to the cultural traditions of Africa, past, present and future, in all its ramifications, for the purpose of determining, preserving and promoting Africa’s cultural contributions to world civilization; and for the showcasing of the totality and diversity of the spirituality of all people.
Situated on a ten acre plot of land in Ukwa Ukwu community of Nkporo in Abia State of Nigeria, the Research and Cultural Center is a gift from Chiism (Godianism) to the black world and humanity for cultural reconstruction and revival.
In the beginning of time, the ancestors of the first human beings on Earth that evolved in Africa related to Chineke, Chi the Creator, directly without passing through any medium. This way of direct supplication to Chineke, which our African ancestors practiced is what is expressed in philosophical parlance as Chiism, and our ancestors, being direct followers of Chi (God), were Chiists.
On reflection: Ifenta (Iventa) and Adam in Igbo cosmogony or Adam and Eve in the Hebrew version of it; Abraham at the Dome of the Rock; Moses at Mount Sinai; Buddha; Confucius; Jesus and Mohammed, while they lived and walked the Earth, related to Chineke directly and were upon that fact themselves Chiists. Thus Chiism was and is, the hate free spirituality of all the ancestors of all human races and the first Divine spirituality on Earth.
Dismayed at the mutual hate and mutual killings ravaging the religious front everywhere on earth to frustrate the claim of present day religions as reliable agencies for peace promotion among humans, Chiism was inspired by Chineke to build the Chiist Traditional Medical Research and Cultural Center to bring together all the religions of the world to teach them the civilization of spiritual balance of Africa and to harmonize and co-ordinate all religions in Chiism, since Chi (God) is the common denominator for all religions.
When an issue gets mucked up in mid stream, you return to the source for a solution!
At the Research and Cultural Center, representatives of each religion laid a commemorative plaque for their religion, as in the Research and Cultural Center every religion is evaluated and taught to identify the points common to all religions; highlight and teach the points of common identity as a means of promoting mutual understanding and mutual toleration so as to end the mutual hate and killings which have been ravaging our planet to the extent that religions now have lost their salt and credibility among humans as reliable agency for peace promotion on Earth.
Mounted at strategic points around the bounds of the Research and Cultural Center, there are statues of the heroes of all the religions or in the absence of such heroes, the symbols which each religion holds as sacred to it. The Research and Cultural Center a center of learning that instill love and mutual respect among humans for the religious civilization of spiritual balance and everlasting peace on Earth which Chiism has assumed as its mission among all the races of mankind. Chiism preaches and lives love, and so every turn of the Research and Cultural Center catch's the eye with evidences of this commitment.
The Chiist Research and Cultural Center is a center of learning at which every facet of the cultural traditions of Africa--religious, socio-economic, political, metaphysical and trado-medical is evaluated, philosophically identified, systematized and taught to the end that the entire world comes to the Research and Cultural Center on pilgrimage to re-learn the light of love distilled from the hitherto neglected forests of African wisdom. The Research and Cultural Center is the first of its kind not only in all Africa but also in the entire world---an epitome of the era. After tutelage, the Aquarian age of everlasting peace on Earth.
The Chiist Research and Cultural Center is an international center of cultural renaissance from where the descendants of Africa and the Children of the light are regaining their cultural freedom, now almost totally destroyed by centuries of colonialism, neo-colonialism and missionary religious aggression.
The Research and Cultural Center has a rich library, an auditorium, lecture halls, a dinning hall, student hostels and staff quarters. There are guest houses for pilgrims who come, at least once in a life time, for spiritual awakening and rejuvenation.
In the main bowl, in the center of the Holy Land, there is a black polygonal Shrine of Chineke, where prayer and libation are made to the Almighty. A Totem of Love on which is inscribed readings from the portions of the Holy Book of the various religions in which love is emphasized, stands in the center of the Research and Cultural Center---to remind all religions of the world of how one they are in their absolutes. At a section of the Research and Cultural Center, a monument was erected as a memorial to the holocaust of the dislocation and dehumanization of millions of the children of Africa, and all Children of light. It is imperative that a reminder of humanity’s inhumanity against humanity is well documented, evaluated and reflected upon, for posterity.
Part time and full time lectures are assembled here from all cultural movements throughout the world and from all African studies research centers. Chiist Priests are also trained here. Young school graduates attend classes in African culture and civilization at the Research and Cultural Center. Older citizens receive short term orientation courses, seminars and symposia on the same theme: the values, history, politics, sociology, philosophy, religion, technology, and trado-medical science of Okebulani (Africa). The Research and Cultural Center constantly publishes literature on Black and world culture written by Black and other authors from around the world. A revised history of the black race will be written and regularly updated to give a distinctive image and a respectable identity in the committee of human races.
The Chiist Research and Cultural Center is a dream come true. The realization of the dreams of great sons and daughters of Africa like Itchie Mbonu Ojike, Dr. Martin Luther King; Dibia Nnamdi Azikiwe; Leopold Senghor; Dibia Kwame Nkrumah; Itchie Marcus Garvey; Dibia J. B. Danquah; Ezenwanyi (Queens) Nzinga and Ndongo; Itchie W. E. B. DuBoise; Ezenwanyi Yaa Asantewa; Itchie Malcom X; Eze (King) JaJa of Opobo; Ogbaja (Prophet) Ahanyi Kama Onu Kama Onyioha; Nneoha Ngozi Nwosa Onyioha, and many other luminaries of the world like Dr Oswald Spengler, Prof. J.H. Breasted; Prof. George Benard Shaw, etc.
The former Governor of Abia State, Dibia C.O.Onu, laid the foundation stone of the Research and Cultural Center on the 17th day of Amadioha, 7 D.T. (15th of March,1993), in the presence of a delegation of Black pilgrims from the United States of America and African Diaspora. All religious organizations were invited to lay a commemorative plaque on this altar of religious understanding and tolerance, this symbolic cradle of all religions.
The management and governance of the Research and Cultural Center is the eternal challenge and responsibility of the international African community; of every good man and woman who is emancipated or yearns and aspires for the emancipation of all people from spiritual bondage and racial denigration.