The Bahamas - Religions



The Bahamas Religions 1701
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The population is overwhelmingly Christian, with Baptists comprising about 32%. About 20% of the population are Anglicans and about 24% belong to other Protestants groups such as the Methodists (6%), the Church of God (6%), the Presbyterians, Seventh-Day Adventists, and members of the Salvation Army. About 19% of the population are Roman Catholics. There is also a strong Greek Orthodox community. Smaller groups include Jews, Baha'is, Muslims, Hindus, and Rastafarians. More traditional practices related to witchcraft and known to scholars as voodoo or obeah continue to be observed in some areas.

Religion, with a focus on Christianity, is considered an academic subject in government schools. Although students may freely choose not to participate in religious instruction or observance outside of their own faith, the topic is included in mandatory standardized tests.

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Lynette Thompson
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Nov 24, 2010 @ 10:22 pm
Is there a book that has comprehensive information about various denominations in The Bahamas that is jr. high school student friendly?
taylor
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Feb 25, 2013 @ 6:18 pm
the religion is more then just one kind so if you think this is ight then you should also look at other ones to make sure cuz these may not be right sometimes and they might be telling a lie so i say look at some other ones before you do this cuz im doing a project on this and its about the bahamas religion and all that stuff and i need to know all this stuff before its turned in
Ana
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May 6, 2013 @ 5:17 pm
This was very helpful since i am doing a project on the Bahamas and its customs. But my teacher is saying a Reliable source is good. is it a source which tells us the right information?

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