Religion in Uganda
Religion in Uganda Kampala Reviews
Religious Beliefs in Uganda Jun 02, 2013
Many traveling to Africa for the first time, may have trouble understanding the belief systems of the country they are going to. It has been my experience that the lack of knowledge of the religious and spiritual beliefs of the natives has been a source of disrespect and betrayal. So I will tell you this, do a little research, before or on arrival at your destination, about what the belief systems are, in order not to offend during conversations or just daily activities.
In Uganda for example, the majority of people are Christians, about 80% are practicing Christians with more than half of that number belonging to the Roman Catholic Church. The Anglican Church is the second largest, but the Islamic faith is rapidly growing and you will hear in many regions now the loud call to prayer every evening or morning and more so on Fridays. I was surprised at how much I heard the call the prayer during my 2 month stay in Kampala.
But do not forget, the traditional beliefs are still strong and practiced in most rural areas and some parts of the city; here is where one has to be very careful not to offend as one never knows who is practicing it.
Because Uganda has a large Indian migrant population, Hinduism is practiced by them and it is a substantially large community mostly the Ismaili; followers of the Aga Khan).
Part of the Uganda, 2013 travel blog
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