Rastafarian Sects (Mansions)


There are three main sects (known as "houses" or "mansions") of Rastafari today: Nyahbinghi Order; Bobo Shanti; and the Twelve Tribes of Israel.

All houses agree on the basic principles of the divine status of Haile Selassie and the importance of black images of divinity. Many Rastafari do not belong to any mansion; the movement as a whole is loosely defined and organized.


  1. The Rastafarian Orders/Sects.” Jamaicans.com. 24 May 2003.
  2. Mansions of Rastafari.” Wikipedia.

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Title Rastafarian Sects (Mansions)
Last UpdatedJanuary 31, 2021
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MLA Citation “Rastafarian Sects (Mansions).” ReligionFacts.com. 31 Jan. 2021. Web. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022. <religionfacts.com/rastafarianism/branches>