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Brotherhood of Cross and Star,
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[German Version]

African Independent Church registered in 1964 with its headquarters in Calabar, Nigeria. Brotherhood signifies the unity of God and his creation, while Cross and Star symbolize the suffering and victory of Christ, in which the right path lies for all devotees in all situations of life. The victory, however, is mediated by an illiterate, messianic founder, Olumba Olumba Obu (OOO), born in 1918 in Biakpan on the Upper Cross river. He exhibited gifts of healing and laying on of hands early …

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Kalu, Ogbu, “Brotherhood of Cross and Star,”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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