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People and Society, Religion

African religion, Church of Uganda, Ugandans, Roman Catholics, Protestants

European missionary activity in the 19th century led to widespread conversion to Christianity. About 41 percent of the people of Uganda are Roman Catholics, and 40 percent are Protestants, most belonging to the Church of Uganda (Anglican). Protestants have had greater political influence from the arrival of British authorities until the present than those accepting the Roman Catholic faith. Muslims (5 percent) have less social status or political influence in Uganda than either Protestants or Catholics. Most Ugandans, whether or not they are Christians or Muslims, value the African religion of their ethnic group.



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African religion, Church of Uganda, Ugandans, Roman Catholics, Protestants, Anglican, Christians, Muslims, Christianity, ethnic group, social status, Roman Catholic faith, century, percent, value

 
 

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