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Christianity in Africa

Prosperity Gospel Attracts Many African Christians

Samuel Okocha | Posted 11.02.2012 | Religion
Samuel Okocha

In a continent where many churches are growing by emphasizing both the material and spiritual benefits of faith, Segun Ilori and Tedius Makwari represent different faces of a religious movement that can evoke both spiritual revival and disillusionment.

Nigeria Imploding? Boko Haram, Religious Violence and Oil

Jacques Berlinerblau | Posted 07.22.2012 | Religion
Jacques Berlinerblau

What little recent Western media attention has been given to the remarkable country of Nigeria has not been positive. This is somewhat understandable as horrific images of violence against Christians has become an all too common news item.

Seeking Salvation On Tel Aviv's 'Church Row'

Ben Hartman | Posted 03.24.2012 | Religion
Ben Hartman

While most of Israel slumbers on Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath, one neighborhood in Tel Aviv comes to life: Gospel music, soaring sermons and the chanting of believers of a distinct African flavor can be heard in the heart of the Jewish state's secular core.

The Bait of Christian Fundamentalism in Africa

Michael Mungai | Posted 10.24.2011 | World
Michael Mungai

Struggling to survive, I would go to nearby evangelical churches looking for food and clothes. To receive assistance, you had to be "born again." I became "born again" more than seven times, hopping from one church to another in search of food.

Survey Finds Africa Is Most Religious Part Of World

Religion News Service | Chika Odoua | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) Researchers say they've found the most religious place on Earth--between the southern border of the Sahara Desert and the tip of Sout...