Archive for the African Traditional Religion Category

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Witches Banished to Camp in Ghana

    OTTAWA — What Karen Palmer knew of witchcraft came from fairy tales and movies. It was the stuff of Halloween: broom-riding old women with noses like sprouted potatoes, casting spells over bubbling cauldrons. That was until she investigated witc

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  • Similarities between Christianity and Africa Traditional Religion 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 rea

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