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All Africa Conference of Churches
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The 380 million African Christians (2000 est.) constitute 46.4 percent of the total population (as compared with only 9.2 percent in 1900). Statistically the southern two-thirds of Africa is predominantly Christian, while the northern third is predominantly Islamic (Islam). The proportion of the population practicing traditional African religion is declining.

The rapid growth of Christianity since 1900 rests on the ministry in the 19th century of overseas missionaries (Mission), the work of African Christians as evangelists and missionaries (Evangelization), the translat…

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Mbiti, John, “All Africa Conference of Churches”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 27 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_A181>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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