religion in africa

Blindly following ancient customs and religions doesn’t mean that the dead are alive, but that the living are dead.

Ibn Khaldun

Ibn Khaldun (أبو زيد عبد الرحمن بن محمد بن خلدون الحضرمي‎‎, Abū Zayd ‘Abd ar-Raḥmān ibn Muḥammad ibn Khaldūn al-Ḥaḍramī; 27 May 1332 – 19 March 1406) was a North African Arab historiographer and historian. He is claimed as a forerunner of the modern disciplines of sociology and demography.


Any serious student of History knows that Christianity was in Africa when the Europeans were steeped in darkness and ignorance. Christianity had been part of African history since the beginning, especially since it became firmly rooted in Ethiopia within the first century A.D. with the conversion of the Ethiopian eunuch mentioned in Acts 8. This Ethiopian eunuch was a part of the royal court of Queen Kandake who ruled Ethiopia, he had encountered apostle Phillip after departing Jerusalem and embraced the new faith. A new church would soon after be established in the Sudan. Christianity would become the official state religion of Abyssinia in the 4th century C.E.