Convento de San Francisco, a historic colonial-era Roman Catholic monastery in Lima, Peru. Peru, a country in South America, is officially known as the Republic of Peru. Ecuador and Colombia border it to the north, Brazil to the east, Bolivia to the southeast, Chile to the south, and the PacificRead More →

Saint Paul’s Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church in the town of Victoria on the island of Mahé, Seychelles. Seychelles Seychelles is an African island country located in the Indian Ocean with a population of approximately 93,000. This nation has no known native populations. Instead, a long history involving Arab traders,Read More →

As life becomes more inclusive and many people reject traditional beliefs of associating with others of the same race or creed, Canadians find themselves in interfaith relationships more often. According to 2011 National Household Survey, 4.6% of all common-law and married couples were in mixed unions (including interfaith and interracialRead More →

Boys aged 9 to 10 from the waYao tribe participating in circumcision and initiation rites. Malawi, officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeastern Africa bordered by Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique. The people of Malawi are mainly Bantus divided into several ethnic groups with different religious beliefs.Read More →

The Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is located in the eastern part of the Bengal region in South Asia. It was separated from India and then Pakistan after the Indian subcontinent gained independence from Britain. The nation is only behind Indonesia, Pakistan and India in the world’s MuslimRead More →

Great Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. Japan_mark3 / Burkina Faso is a country in West Africa covering an area of ​​105,900 square kilometers with a general population of 17.3 million. A landlocked country, it is surrounded by six countries, Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. It wasRead More →

Cathedral of Cotonou, Benin. Editorial credit: Cora Unk Photo / The Republic of Benin is a West African country bordered by Niger, Burkina Faso, Togo and Nigeria. The population of Benin is approximately 10.8 million, their official dialect being French. Culturally diverse, the people of Benin follow a diverseRead More →

Facade of the church along the Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Religion in Hungary is predominantly Christian. Historically, the formation of Hungary was based on Christianity as it was declared the state religion by King St. Stephen. Over the past millennium, the percentage of Christians has fallen from almost the entireRead More →

A church in Corrientes, Argentina. Argentina is known to much of the outside world for its widespread Roman Catholicism. However, in daily practice, the country is quite secular and the constitution guarantees freedom of religion. Citizens show a strong individualization and deinstitutionalization of religious beliefs. A 2014 study showed thatRead More →

Al-Mogran Mosque in Khartoum, Sudan. Sudan is a predominantly Muslim country. It is considered relatively tolerant of different religious factions, although atheism is not tolerated. The specific population of atheists in the country is unknown since the belief attracts capital punishment. Islam is the religion of Sudanese and the majorityRead More →

The Great Mosque of Conakry in Guinea, one of the largest mosques in West Africa. Guinea has a population of just over 10 million with 24 ethnic groups. There is freedom of religion in Guinea although Islam is the dominant religion demographically, socially and culturally. Over 85% of Guinea’s populationRead More →

Christians in a local church in South Sudan. Religion is an important social and economic aspect in South Sudan. Socially, religion is seen as a unifying factor in a country ravaged by decades of civil war. Religion has been used to bridge ethnic differences in the country, which is oneRead More →

The Bibi-Heybat Mosque in Baku, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan is a secular country which constitutionally allows freedom of religion to its citizens. Azerbaijan has separated state affairs from religious activities, declaring that no faith is a state religion. Therefore, all religious beliefs in the country are equal before the law. Its educationalRead More →

A Roman Catholic mass (left) and Voodoo ceremony (right) in contemporary Haiti. Haiti has been largely a Christian country for several hundred years after the Spanish and then the French colonized the Caribbean island nation before it became a sovereign state. Roman Catholicism is by far the largest Christian denominationRead More →

Catholic Church in Rwanda. The country of Rwanda is a small landlocked country located in East Africa. The country is known for its rainforests, national parks and endangered animal species. Unfortunately, it is also known for its violent and turbulent recent past with the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. This article mentionsRead More →

Saint Barbara Church in Tsumeb, Namibia. Religion in Namibia Namibia is a secular state, which means that the government is religiously neutral and does not support or oppose any religion. The government practices separation of religion and state and treats all residents equally, regardless of their religious beliefs. The constitutionRead More →

The “floating mosque” of Kota Kinabalu on its man-made lagoon in the Malaysian state of Sabah in Borneo. Malaysia is a Muslim-majority country with large religious minority populations of Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, and practitioners of traditional Chinese religion. According to the 2010 population census, 61.3% of Malays are Muslims, 19.8%Read More →

A mosque in Abéché, Chad Chad has a number of widely and freely practiced religions in the country. The constitution grants religious freedom which has allowed various religious groups. Islam and Christianity are the major denominations with millions of adherents. However, several senior government officials tie themselves to the IslamicRead More →

A cross is pictured here in Antigua, Guatemala. Guatemala is a Central American country located south of Mexico and is officially known as the Republic of Guatemala. Its capital, Guatemala City, which is also the largest city, is home to the National Palace of Culture and the National Museum ofRead More →

The famous Hindu temple of Pashupatinath in Kathmandu, Nepal. Hinduism According to local traditions and many historians in Nepal, the country was founded by a Hindu sage who was called Ne in prehistoric times. Ne had moved to Kathmandu valley and it was he who named the country Nepal andRead More →

Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral, Accra, Ghana Religion continues to play a vital role in Ghana’s development. Religion influences almost everything in the daily lives of Ghanaians, from family life, economic activities, education to all facets of life. Christianity is the main religion in Ghana, with 72% of the population beingRead More →

A Roman Catholic cathedral on Isla Margarita, Venezuela. Venezuela is a South American country located along the Caribbean Sea. It has a diverse population of 31 million whose ancestry was influenced by the Spanish colonial era and European immigration that took place in the mid-20th century. Today, the major ethnicRead More →

A cathedral in Cameroon. Cameroon is a Central African country that is home to different religious groups. Much of the country’s population is affiliated with a certain religious community. The constitution allows freedom of conscience and worship making Cameroon a religiously tolerant country. However, for a religious group (apart fromRead More →

More details Hindu temple and Muslim mosque in Lusaka Province. The 1996 constitutional amendment declared Zambia a Christian nation while guaranteeing religious freedom and practice. All religious groups are required by law to be registered by the government. However, all applications are recorded and approved without any discrimination. The majorityRead More →

Holy Trinity Cathedral, an Ethiopian Orthodox church in Addis Ababa. Freedom of religion in Ethiopia The Ethiopian constitution guarantees religious freedom to its citizens. According to the US State Department, this is largely confirmed by compliance with additional laws and policies. However, people have filed complaints of discrimination and unfairRead More →

St. Peter’s Church, Austria. Despite increased secularism in daily life, the majority of Austrians still consider themselves Roman Catholic. People with no religious faith have a large audience, followed by Protestants, Muslims and Orthodox Christians. The country has the highest tolerance for religious freedom with strictly directed secularism legislation. DespiteRead More →

Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast. Christians slightly outnumber Muslims in contemporary multi-ethnic and multi-religious Ivorian society. Côte d’Ivoire is a secular state and the country’s constitution provides for freedom of religion. Religious identity in Côte d’Ivoire transcends political and ethnic contexts. While tensions and clashesRead More →

The Great Mosque of Djenne in Mali. Mali, officially the Republic of Mali, is a landlocked country in West Africa. France colonized it in 1905. Its capital and largest city is Bamako. It is the 8th largest country in Africa covering an area of ​​480,000 square miles with a generalRead More →

The central mosque of the Mouride Sufi order in Touba, Senegal. Senegal is a West African country that borders Mali, Guinea, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau and Gambia. Senegal has approximately 13 million inhabitants and its capital is Dakar. Religion is an important aspect of Senegalese culture and customs. Senegal is predominantlyRead More →

Roman Catholic Church of Saint Euphemia in Rovinj, Croatia. Although religion was stifled during their time under communist rule in Yugoslavia, Croatians celebrated their independence with a resurgence of the religious fervor that had filled the country in pre-communist times. The country’s monasteries and churches, many of which are famousRead More →

St. Joseph’s Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Tanzania is an East African country with an estimated population of 51.8 million. The country has two major religious groups, namely Christians and Muslims. Christianity is the predominant religion, with more than half of Tanzania’s population identifying asRead More →

Founded in 1919 in Kampala, St. Paul’s Namirembe Cathedral is the oldest Anglican cathedral in Uganda. Uganda is a landlocked country located in East Africa with a diverse population of approximately 37.8 million. Residents of this country practice a wide range of religions, a constitutionally protected freedom. The government recognizesRead More →

Mengjia Longshan Temple is a Chinese folk religion temple in Taiwan. About 81% of Taiwan’s population is affiliated with some religious organization. Religion in Taiwan is diverse and includes aspects of traditional Chinese culture. Taiwan’s constitution allows freedom of worship. Religious beliefs and practices have evolved over time due toRead More →

Church in Angola. The Constitution of Angola guarantees religious freedom to its inhabitants. Currently, there are 85 recognized religions or denominations of the same religion. Religious groups with fewer than 100,000 followers have not been banned from practicing their religion but do not enjoy the same legal protections as recognizedRead More →

A church located in the Dominican Republic. Roman Catholic Christianity is the most followed religious group in the country. The Church has contributed enormously to the socio-economic development of the Dominican Republic through the projects it initiated especially before the country obtained its independence. Among the projects initiated by theRead More →

A small church in Madagascar. Madagascar has one of the highest proportions of indigenous religious practitioners in Africa. Madagascar’s constitution provides for freedom of religion, and registration of religious groups is permitted by the government. The religious landscape in Madagascar is characterized by tolerance, although isolated cases of societal discriminationRead More →