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Religious Students in Botswana

Posted on October 14, 2020


The constitution provides for freedom of religion, with certain exceptions, and protection against governmental discrimination on the basis of creed. Most Batswana are Christians of one form or another, although some still follow local practices. Small communities of Muslims, Hindus, Jews and Baha'is are present. The majority of Botswana, over 71%, practices Christianity. Roughly 20% claim no religious affiliation and the rest practice various religions. Local Christian churches recognize and incorporate religious practices and beliefs from elders which may include the influences of ancestors and the role of healing and promoting well-being.

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