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There is freedom and equality of religion in Jamaica. Protestant churches are dominant, with various denominations comprising over 60% of the total population. The Church of God now claims the largest number of adherents, with 21% of the populace. Seventh-Day Adventists and Baptists are the next largest denominations with about 9% each. About 8% of the population are Pentecostal. The Church of England (Anglican), formerly the dominant religion in Jamaica, claims about 6%. Other denominations include Roman Catholics (4%), United Church (3%), Methodists (3%), Jehovah's Witnesses (2%), Moravians (1%), and Brethren (1%). Other religious groups, including Hindus, Jews, Muslims, and Rastafarians, as well as some spiritual cults, make up about 35% of the population. The Rastafarian movement continues to grow and is culturally influential in Jamaica and abroad. Rastas regard Africa (specifically Ethiopia) as Zion and consider their life outside Africa as an exile or captivity; use of marijuana, or ganja, plays an important role in the movement.

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Dennis
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Sep 29, 2007 @ 9:09 am
A lot of jamaicans dont know where the name Rastafari came from..it was the name of the young prince..Ras Tafari...who was later crowned Haile Sellassie...
Garcus Garvey had a lot to do with when he told the black people of jamaica to look to africa...The follower,S later became know as Rasta,s.
dowso
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Corrector
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Apr 15, 2010 @ 9:09 am
"Garcus Garvey"?? I think you mean the "prophet" of the movement, Marcus Garvey. Haile Sellassie also completely denied his deified status...just an fyi.
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Carly
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Feb 16, 2011 @ 6:18 pm
the relgion practiced the most in Jamaica is Christianity. To make it a little easier.
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COULD THERE BE A CHURCH CALLED THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD?
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