TA - Religions in Africa

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Unformatted text preview: Religions in Africa African Religions African people are notoriously religious Even those who claim to be atheist, agnostic(extended family activities) Religion is a way of life in which the whole community is involved Major Religions in Africa Principal ones (% of followers): Traditional Religions, Islam Christianity Religions practiced by others: Hinduism Buddhism Judaism Religions in Africa Cape Verde : 97% Christians, 3% others Mali : 90% Muslims, 9% T. R and 1% Christian Chad : 50% Musl., 25% Christ. and 25% T. R Ethiopia : 94% Musl. 40% Christ. And 10% T. R Guinea Bissau : 65% T.R, 30% Musl. 5% Christ. Cameroon: 51% T. R, 33% Christ and 16% Musl. Burundi : 67% Christ, 32% T.R and 1% Musl. African Traditional Religions No Sacred Books or definitive creeds which upon to base any analysis Great diversity of religious traditions with variations even within the same tradition= Then impossible to cover all of them (sampling) African Traditional Religions The basic commonalities of all of them are:-Belief in a Supreme Being-Belief in Spirits/Divinities-Belief in Life after death-Religious personal and sacred places-Witchcraft and Magic Practices BELIEF IN A SUPREME BEING Supreme Being/Creator and Sustainer of the universe: -GOD (English), -DIEU (French), -ROG SEN (Serer/Senegal), -OLODUMARE (Yoruba/Nigeria) . BELIEF IN A SUPREME BEING Many names: the Ibos (Nigeria) use several...
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