- Religion in Cameroon
Muslim centres and Christian churches of various denominations operate freely throughout Cameroon. [http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2007/90086.htm International Religious Freedom Report 2007: Cameroon] . United States
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor(September 14, 2007). "This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain."] Approximately 40 percent of the population is at least nominally Christian, 20 percent is at least nominally Muslim, and 40 percent practise traditional indigenous religious beliefs. The Christian population is divided approximately equally between Catholic and Protestantdenominations.
Christians are concentrated chiefly in the southern and western provinces and Muslims reside in large numbers in every province. There is significant internal migration. Large cities have significant populations of both groups, with
mosquesand churchesoften located near each other. The two Anglophoneprovinces of the western region largely are Protestant and the Francophoneprovinces of the southern and western regions are largely Catholic. In the northern provinces, the locally dominant Fulani(or Peuhl) ethnic group is mostly Muslim, but the overall population is fairly evenly mixed between Muslims, Christians, and animists, each often living in its own community. The Bamounethnic group of the West Province is largely Muslim. Traditional indigenous religious beliefs are practised in rural areas throughout the country but rarely are practised publicly in cities, in part because many indigenous religious groups are intrinsically local in character. Missionary groups are present throughout the country.
There are also 40,000 adherents of the
Bahá'í Faithin the country.Citation | coauthors = Bahá'í International Community| title = Cameroon celebrates golden time | newspaper = Bahá'í World News Service| date = 2003-09-23 | url = http://news.bahai.org/story/249 ] By 2001 the Bahá'í National Spiritual Assembly was registered with the Government of Cameroon as one of the few non-Christian religions. [Citation | coauthors = Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor | title = Cameroon - International Religious Freedom Report | date = 2001-10-26 | publisher = U.S. State Department| url = http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2001/5587.htm]
The Constitution provides for
freedom of religion in Cameroon, and the Government generally respects this right in practice. The country is generally characterized by a high degree of religious tolerance.
Freedom of religion in Cameroon
Islam in Cameroon
Roman Catholicism in Cameroon
Bahá'í Faith in Cameroon
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Freedom of religion in Cameroon — The Constitution provides for freedom of religion, and the Government generally respected this right in practice. Government policy contributes to the generally free practice of religion. There were no reports of societal abuses and… … Wikipedia
Cameroon — Republic of Cameroon République du Cameroun … Wikipedia
Religion in Nigeria — Several religions in Nigeria coexist, helping to accentuate regional and ethnic distinctions. All religions represented in Nigeria were practiced in every major city in 1990. But Islam dominated in the north and held strong numbers in the South… … Wikipedia
religion — religionless, adj. /ri lij euhn/, n. 1. a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and… … Universalium
Religion in Tunisia — Islam is by far the dominant religion in Tunisia; 99% of Tunisians are Muslim. Minority religions include Christianity (25,000 adherents), Judaism (1,500 adherents), and the Bahá í Faith (200 adherents). The Constitution of Tunisia provides for… … Wikipedia
Religion in Niger — Mosque in Niamey, Niger Islam is the dominant religion in Niger and is practiced by 80 to more than 98 % the population. … Wikipedia
Religion in Burkina Faso — Mosque in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso … Wikipedia
Religion in Rwanda — Parish church in Rwamagana, Rwanda The Rwandan government reported on November 1, 2006, that 56.5% of the Rwanda s population is Roman Catholic, 26% is Protestant, 11.1% is Seventh day Adventist, 4.6% is Muslim, 1.7% claims no religious… … Wikipedia
Religion in Cape Verde — Church in Santiago, Cape Verde … Wikipedia
Religion in Chad — The 1993 census found that 54% of Chadians were Muslim, 20% Roman Catholic, 14% Protestant, 10% animist, and 3% atheist. Chad . United Nations Commission on Human Rights.] None of these religious traditions is monolithic. Animism includes a… … Wikipedia