Within a landscape that incorporates the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar, and Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania is also remarkable for the peaceful co-existence of 120 tribes, resulting in a unique blend of all aspects of life from food to language to tradition. Undergirding all of the cultural varieties found in Tanzania is an incredible religious dynamism and spiritual energy. Approximately 30% of the Tanzanian population identifies as Catholic, making Catholicism the most prominent Christian religion practiced in the country. Catholics coexist and at times compete with their religious brethren from a variety of Christian traditions, including historic Lutheran and Anglican mission churches as well as burgeoning Pentecostal churches. Catholics also practice their faith in the midst of a large number of other believers; Tanzania has some of the largest populations of Muslims and practitioners of traditional religion in East Africa. Read more...
- 1.United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Urbanization Prospects, 2014.
- 2.United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Trends in International Migrant Stock: The 2015 revision.
- 3.United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, Homicide Statistics 2015.
- 4.Transparency International, Corruption Perceptions Index 2016.
- 5.UNICEF, State of the World's Children, 2016.
- 6. Statistical Yearbook of the Church, 2017 (Vatican City: Librera Editrice Vaticana, 2019).
- 7.World Economic Forum, The Global Gender Gap Report, 2016.