Namibia - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

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Namibia

POPULATION 1,820,916
LUTHERAN 44 percent
AFRICAN INDIGENOUS BELIEFS 20 percent
ROMAN CATHOLIC 18 percent
DUTCH REFORMED 4 percent
ANGLICAN 4 percent
MUSLIM 3 percent
OTHER (AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL, METHODIST, PRESBYTERIAN, BAPTIST, MORMON, JEWISH, HINDU, BAHAI) 7 percent

Namibia

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The Namibian constitution of 1990 guarantees freedom of religious practice and expression. Any religion may conduct any type of religious activity, propagate its beliefs, gain converts, and express support for or criticism of the state. Christianity is the dominant religion, but Christians commonly have Muslims, Jews, Hindus, or adherents of traditional African religion as neighbors, friends, religious leaders, or healers. Religious communities seek interreligious dialogue, acknowledge differences, and abstain from passing judgment on people from other faith traditions. The Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN) was founded in 1978 by the Methodist, Anglican, Congregational, and Evangelical Lutheran Churches. The Roman Catholic Church joined the CCN in 1986, and the Dutch Reformed, Rhenish, and United Reformed Churches joined in...

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