Zambia - Religions



Zambia Religions 2048
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A 1996 amendment to the constitution declared the country a Christian nation while providing for freedom of religion in practice. The government requires registration of all religious groups; however, all applications reportedly are approved without discrimination. An estimated 85% of the population professes some form of Christianity. Another 5% are Muslim; 5% subscribe to other faiths, including Hinduism, Baha'ism, and traditional indigenous religions; and 5% are atheist.

The majority of Christians are either Roman Catholics or Protestants. Currently, there is also a surge in new Pentecostal churches, which have attracted many young followers. Muslims tend to be concentrated in parts of the country where Asians have settled—along the railroad line from Lusaka to Livingstone, in Chipata, and in the eastern province. Some members of the Muslim community have complained of discrimination since the country was declared a Christian nation. They claim they cannot freely teach and practice Islam; however, other Muslim organizations state they have not experienced any restrictions on their activities.

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Sep 2, 2011 @ 8:08 am
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Nov 23, 2011 @ 3:15 pm
hi could you please help me find the answer to the following for my project, could you please advise me if there are any other religions apart from Islam that allow multiple marriages, ie would Zambian christians be allowed more than one wife.

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May 9, 2012 @ 11:11 am
do you know any good religion information for an 11 year old like me i am doing a socials project about zambia religions and i would like easier information please and thank you sincerley Gloria E. bumtoh
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Jun 10, 2012 @ 7:07 am
I am a Muslim and my girlfriend is a Christian from Zambia (Mwamba) She was shocked when first she learn i was a Muslim but it never affect our relationship infact we are first Africans then our faith.
We are very happy together and we intend visiting Nigeria and Zambia soon.I love Zambia,I love Nigeria, i love Africa, i love both Islam and christianity.
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Jan 25, 2014 @ 11:23 pm
Hi I am from Africa and I just wanted to say it don't matter if you are from america or Africa just believe in yourself don't listing to people what ever they say about you that's all people keep clam and believe in yourself

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