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  • Nigerian Muslims Reach Out to Christians Nigerian Muslims Reach Out to Christians

    Religion In Africa News The Nigerian online publication Vangaurd reports that Muslims have reached out to Christians in Nigeria's ancient city of Kano.  It is the first time that anyone can remember that Muslims paid a solidarity visit to Chr

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  • Religion and Sport in Africa Religion and Sport in Africa

    "But what can a stark, level-headed Dutch coach, a technical assistant or physiotherapist do to match an African shaman or mystical marabout? What weapon can they use against magical incantations around the goalpost or the ritual preparation of the w

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  • Terrorism Fans Hatred Between Africa's Religions Terrorism Fans Hatred Between Africa’s Religions

    For the most part followers of different religions in Africa are not antagonistic to each other.  Four terrorist groups on the continent are changing the balance from peace to hatred and war. The four groups hold in common a heritage of born out

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  • Voodoo: Is It an African Religion? Voodoo: Is It an African Religion?

    Religion In Africa: Voodoo? Today I came across a tweet on Twitter stating, "and actually voodoo is based upon catholic ideologies..voodoo is not an African religion. its a slave religion." I have heard other people contend that voodoo originated

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  • Pope Speaks on Witchcraft Pope Speaks on Witchcraft

    Religion In Africa Religions and Beliefs in Africa The Pope recently visited Benin. He has been there before, due to the fact that a trusted, African Cardinal, the late Bernardin Gantin, was from this West African country. During his visit t

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  • Egypt’s Muslim Leaders Call for Peace With Christians

    Religion In Africa Muslims Call for Peace An former army officer and former leader of Islamic Jihad, Aboud al-Zomour, has called Egyptian Muslims to refrain from violence against Coptic Christians.  Al-Zomour was imprisoned for 30 years for taking

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  • African Religion Database

    Religion In Africa Religions and Beliefs Database The Pew Foundation maintains an extremely comprehensive database on religion in 19 Sub-Saharan Africa countries.  The data was collected  from  twenty-five thousand face-to-face interviews in ver

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  • African Faith: Mile Wide and Half Inch Deep? African Faith: Mile Wide and Half Inch Deep?

    African Faith: Mile Wide and Half Inch Deep? // // Religion in Africa An often quoted phrase really raises my blood pressure.  It goes like this, "In Africa, faith is a mile wide and a half inch deep."  I wish I could track down the exact o

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  • Differences between African Traditional Religion and Christianity Differences between African Traditional Religion and Christianity

    Religion in Africa African Religions and Beliefs Differences between African Traditional Religion and Christianity For centuries, African Traditional Religion in its myriad of forms was practiced by the majority of Africans, but in the last

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  • Tolerance and Tension: Islam and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa Tolerance and Tension: Islam and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Religion In Africa Muslim and Christian relationships Without a doubt Christians and Muslims have at times clashed violently.  Over-all, according to a PEW foundation study in 2010, tolerance characterizes Christian Muslim relations in Sub-Sah

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