Africa, Religion And Liberation
- 35600 Words
- Ages 10 and up
"When the missionaries arrived, the Africans had the land and the missionaries had the Bible. They taught us to pray with our eyes closed. When we opened them, they had the land and we had the Bible.“- Jomo Kenyatta, First President of Kenya, Africa.
We want to look at the religions in Africa here, for this it is necessary to know something about Africa. Knowing its geography, its history. Understanding the history of Africa can help us understand the crises of development and identity that Africa is facing today.
In the nineteenth century, Africa was colonized by the great European powers - through conquest and through treaties. A limited infrastructure for the export of raw materials was created under the colonial rule. An administrative apparatus was created to run the business of colonial efforts. The economy was organized around the production of raw materials that were processed in Europe. [more]
Keywords: religion, africa, missionaries, church, freedom, slavery, slave trade, mankind