Similarities between Christianity and Africa Traditional Religion
Similarities between Christianity and Africa Traditional Religion African Religion and Beliefs by Richard Chowning I toyed with the idea of calling this short piece, "Commonalities between Christianity and African Traditional Religion." In reality, there are no commonalities between religions. Religions are experiential and the unique heritage of people living in community. The best we can do is say there are similarities. Here are some broad strokes at some important concepts that show the similarities between Christianity and African Traditional Religion. Creator God The supreme being in most African Traditional Religions is seen as the creator of humans and all other living things. This supreme being ...
Muslims, Christians, and Animists Live in Peace in Africa
Religion In Africa Peace and Justice "Muslims, Christians, and Animists Live in Peace in Africa," Monsignor Chidi Denis Isizoh. Despite the conflict in the northern reaches of his home country, Nigeria. Admitting that some people do use religious differences to fan the flame of their own political agenda, Isizoh goes on to say that the peace among religions in Africa could be used as an example for the rest of the world. // // This is not the normal picture portrayed in the media. Read the whole story on Catholic Net.
Africa South of the Sahara – Standford University
Religion In Africa Standford University's Africa South of the Sahara is the most comprehensive catalog of internet resources concerning Africa, and its Religion Section is also very broad covering not only Islam, Christianity, and African Traditional Religion on the continent, but also resources for the study of the history of religion. Another helpful section, Education and Religion, contains links to articles on religious education. Karen Fung has put together a collection of well over one hundred links to quality websites. It is the premiere site for finding Africa related websites. Fung has wisely added a section Evaluating Internet Resources which, true to ...
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 Chrmore
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 wmore
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 outmore
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 originatedmore
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 tmore
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 takingmore
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 vermore
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 omore
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 lastmore
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-Sahmore