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Cape Verde
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The relation between Cape Verde and Christianity goes back to the fifteenth-century and to the process of colonial occupation, settlement and spatial organization of the Islands. In other words, the establishment of Christianity in Cape Verde is inextricably connected into the historical period of Atlantic slavery and European colonialism. This period was marked by violence, compulsory conversions and resistance to racial hierarchy and repression of African religious practices. From this period onwards, Catholic…

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Ramos, Max Ruben, “Cape Verde”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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