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African Union
(6,366 words)

I. Introduction

The exercise and limitation of religious freedom in the African context is a problematic and controversial issue. Indeed, it has been argued that imperial religions have violated the individual conscience and the communal expressions of Africans and their communities through their subversion of African religions, thereby robbing Africans of essential elements of their humanity:

Christianity and Islam forcibly entered Africa not as gues…

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Avinash Govindjee and Kasturi Chetty, “African Union”, in: Encyclopedia of Law and Religion, General Editor Gerhard Robbers. Consulted online on 27 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-9749_elr_COM_000056>
First published online: 2015

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