Tolerance and Tension: Islam and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa|
A new 19-country survey by the Pew Forum reveals that the vast majority of people in many sub-Saharan African nations are deeply committed to Christianity or Islam, and yet many continue to practice elements of traditional African religions. And while many Muslims and Christians describe members of the other faith as tolerant and honest, there are clear signs of tensions and divisions between the faiths.
Additionally, an interactive online database
allows users to explore public opinion in 19 sub-Saharan African nations on topics ranging from religious beliefs and practices to views on religious extremism and morality.
|April 15, 2010 - BBC News|
Africa goes to church, the mosque and the witch doctor
BBC News reporter Christopher Landau explores the Pew Forum's new survey on religion in sub-Saharan Africa. The survey finds that although overwhelming majorities in all countries surveyed are strongly committed to either Islam or Christianity, many also incorporate aspects of traditional African beliefs into their daily lives.
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