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Botswana is considered a Christian country though this assertion is not enshrined in the constitution which is secular. There is freedom of worship but religious societies are required to be registered by the Registrar of Societies in accordance with the Societies Act 1972. As a result, there are different types of Christianities in Botswana. One of these consists of Pentecostal-Charismatic Churches. These churches were introduced in the country as early as the 1930s but their impact began to be felt only from the beginning of the 1960s and 1970s. During this period missionaries from A…

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Amanze, James N., “Botswana”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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