Uganda - Religions



Christianity is the majority religion, practiced by about 66% of the population, with about 90% of all Christians being Roman Catholics or Anglicans. Other denominations include Seventh-Day Adventist, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Jehovah's Witnesses, Baptists, the Unification Church, and Pentecostal churches. Muslims account for about 16%; most are of the Sunni sect. The rest practice traditional African religions, which are more common in the north and west of Uganda. There are also small numbers of Hindus, Baha'is, and Jews. Traditional beliefs and customs are often practiced in conjunction with other established faiths.

Certain Muslim and Christian holidays are officially observed.

Though freedom of religion is provided for in the constitution, local governments have placed restrictions on some religious groups that are considered to be cults. This has been particularly true since 2000, when it was discovered that members of a cult group had killed over 1,000 citizens. Some organizations are banned from evening meetings for what local authorities claim to be a matter of public safety.

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Fernanda
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Mar 26, 2012 @ 5:17 pm
This is very helpful to my African Project on Uganda. Thank you very much.
anicya walker
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Dec 5, 2012 @ 10:10 am
i really want to find more information on uganda. it is very interesting.
Sal
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Dec 6, 2012 @ 11:11 am
Although there is a form of "freedom of religion" there has currently been an effort to stop personal freedoms. There is a bill going before the government authorities "KILL ALL GAYS BILL" which would make it punishable by death for being gay. I am truly sorry to say recent surveys have indicated that this bill will pass into law.
Anders
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Mar 6, 2013 @ 8:20 pm
Thank you for this! It helped a lot for a school project!!
Mari
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Oct 19, 2013 @ 1:01 am
thnx this really helped my project on Uganda!! i have found the unfortunate side to most parts of the world!!! glad our country is a 'FREE COUNTRY'

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