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Religion in Angola

Collection of links to sites, information and scholarship.
Realised by: Eric Morier-Genoud © 2004

   General
   Ecumenical
   Catholic Church
   Historical Protestants
   More recent Protestants
   Other faiths
   
Academic articles

General

• Number of believers
http://web.archive.org/web/20021205025603/http://www.adherents.com/adhloc/Wh_11.html
Series of figures on the numbers of believers per faith organisation - often unreliable Statistics by denomination

• Statistics by denominations
http://www.teal.org.uk/stats/angola.htm
From the World Churches Handbook

• Traditional African religions
http://afrikaworld.net/afrel/Statistics.htm
Statistical data over the century (based on Barrett)

• USA Report on Religious Freedom 1999
http://www.state.gov/www/global/human_rights/irf/irf_rpt/1999/irf_angola99.html
USA Department of State's report on religious freedom in Angola

• USA Report on Religious Freedom 2000
http://www.state.gov/www/global/human_rights/irf/irf_rpt/irf_angola.html

• USA Report on Religious Freedom 2001
http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2001/5511.htm

• USA Report on Religious Freedom 2002
http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2002/13804.htm

• USA Report on Religious Freedom 2003
http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2003/23688.htm

• Religious Freedom World Report
http://www.religiousfreedom.com/wrpt/africa/angola.htm

Ecumenical

• Inter Church Coalition on Africa
http://www.web.net/~iccaf/humanrights/angolainfo/angola.htm
Webpage of this Canadian organisation with news on Angola

• Inter Ecclesiastic Committee for Peace in Angola (COEIPA)
http://web.archive.org/web/20011225032042/http://www.angonet.org/COIEPA/COIEPA.html
Webpage of this Angolan organisation

Catholic Church

• Catholic dioceses
http://www.katolsk.no/utenriks/kronologi/angola.htm
Chronology of the creation of dioceses in Angola

• Catholic hierarchy
http://catholic-hierarchy.org/country/ao.html

• Catholic hierarchy - 2
http://people.africadatabase.org/en/n/cat/cty/02/111/

Catholic Relief Service
http://www.catholicrelief.org/our_work/where_we_work/overseas/africa/angola/index.cfm
Project, statistics, etc.

• Catholic University
http://www.ucan.edu/
Internet page on the Catholic University of Angola

• Apostolado
http://www.angonet.org/COIEPA/COIEPA.html
Catholic newspaper of Angola

• Radio Ecclesia
http://www.recclesia.org/
Angola's Catholic radio's web site - very rich

• Radio for Peace, Democracy and Human Rights
http://www.evrel.ewf.uni-erlangen.de/pesc/peaceradio-ANG.html
Documentation by Dr Hansjoerg Biener

• Congresso Pro Pace
http://ecclesia.pt/destaque/angola.htm
Information about the Peace Congress held in 2000

• Diocese of Benguela
http://www.mh2.dds.nl/en_index.htm
Rich page with pictures, homilies, reflexions, books to sell, etc.

• John Paul II in Angola
http://jeanpaul2.cef.fr/atlas/afrique/angola.htm
Some information about his trip to the country in 1992

• Dominican sisters
http://www.teresadesaldanha-irmasdominicanas.pt/docpt/mundo.html
Short notice about their work in the country

• Immaculate Heart of Maria
http://www.missionhurst.org/serve/angola.shtml
All about the congregation's work since 1995 near the RDC border

• Jesuits in Angola
http://web.archive.org/web/20010411081850/http://www.ppcj.pt/sjangola.htm
All the missionaries, with pictures

• Oblate fathers
http://web.archive.org/web/20030420133941/http://www.omiobcom.org/oblworld/africa.htm
Basic information on the congregation's presence

• Scheut missionaries
http://web.archive.org/web/20030105064033/http://www.veritas.org.sg/web_links/scheut-cicm/serve/angola.htm
This congregation's activities in Angola

• Spiritan fathers
http://www.espiritanos.org/africa/angola.asp
Site of this prime Catholic order in Angola, with news, interviews, etc.

• Spiritan fathers - 2
http://web.archive.org/web/20020821015058/http://www.spiritains.org/internat/worldad1.htm
List and contacts of the missionaries

• Spiritan fathers - 3
http://www.spiritains.qc.ca/Nouvelles/Missions/Angola/Angola.htm
News from some fathers

Historical Protestants

• Acção das Igrejas em Angola / Church Action in Angola (AIA/CAA)
http://web.archive.org/web/20010702130226/http://www.angonet.org/caa/caa.htm
Grouping of Protestant organizations

• Adventist Church
http://www.adventistyearbook.org/ast/yb2001/view_AdmField.asp?AdmFieldID=10119
All about the Angolan Union

• Adventist Church - 2
http://beta.wfn.org/1999/02/msg00136.html
Article about its sponsoring of a Religion & Human Rights Seminar

• American Leprosis Mission
http://www.leprosy.org/PROJangola.html
Working for the last 50 years in collaboration with all Christian churches in the country

• Anglican Church
http://www.newportchurches.com/Manna.html
Page of the English missionary church & its magazine "MANNA"

• Congregational Church
http://www.uccsa.org.za/
Regional body and province of the church in Angola

• Jehovah Witnesses
http://www.watchtower.org/statistics/worldwide_report.htm
Figures and magazine of the church

• Kimbanguist church
http://web.archive.org/web/20020125223159/http://kimbangu-sounds.org/
General presentation of the church and its leader

• Kimbanguist church - 2
http://web.archive.org/web/20011111150537/http://www.angola.org/news/NewsDetail.cfm?NID=5302
About the construction of Kimbanguist University in Angola

• Mission Philafricaine
http://www.sam-ame.org/pub/f/champs-d-action-angola.htm
Famous mission founded by Héli Chatelain in Central Angola

• Mission Philafricaine - 2
http://www.feg-langenthal.ch/mission.htm
Page of a women missionary

• Society for International Mission (SIM)
http://www.sim.org/country.asp?CID=13&fun=1
Continuing the work of AEF in Angola

• United Methodist
http://gbgm-umc.org/africa/angola/angolumc.html
General article about the church in Angola

• United Methodist - 2
http://gbgm-umc.org/africa/angola/
Series of links to pages and articles on Methodism in Angola

• United Methodist - 3
http://web.archive.org/web/20030430002046/http://www.umns.umc.org/00/aug/388.htm
Two new bishops elected

• United Methodist - 4
http://gbgm-umc.org/africa/angola/angadv.html
All the church's project in the country

• World Alliance of reformed Church (WARC)
http://web.archive.org/web/20030626025314/http://www.warc.ch/up013/09.html
Article about youth leaders in Angola

• WARC - 2
http://web.archive.org/web/20030207210227/http://www.warc.ch/up013/10.html
Article about the Igreja Evangélica Reformada de Angola

More recent Protestants (arrived after 1960)

• Africa Inland Mission
http://www.aimcanada.org/angola.htm
The church and its activities in Angola

• Assembleia de Deus Pentecostal
http://www.webbethel.com/angola1.htm
Minimal information about this church (hosted on the site of the Bethel church)

• Christian Aid
http://www.christian-aid.org.uk/world/where/safrica/angolap.htm
Programs and news of this Protestant NGO

• Evangelical Lutheran Church
http://lutheranworld.org/Directory/AFR/EvangelicalLutheranChurchofAngola.EN.html
About the church in Angola

• Frontline Fellowship
http://www.frontline.org.za/
"Evangelizing in the war zones"...

• Igreja MANA
http://www.igrejamana.com/centro_noticias/angola/
Various news and facts about this Brazilian church

• Kwasizabantu Mission
http://www.kwasizabantu.com/outreaches/outreaches_to_angola_and_europe_.htm
A South African evangelical mission

• Medair
http://www.medair.org/en_portal/medair_programmes/programme_angola/index.php
Young humanitarian organisation working in primary health care

• Medair - 2
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/rwb.nsf/0/f6dcc1744443f82c49256b9d000150be?OpenDocument
Diary of an employee in Luanda

• Mennonite & Brethren in Christ churches
http://www.mcc.org/areaserv/africa/angola/index.html
About the churches' activities in the country

• Mennonite & Brethren in Christ -2
http://www.mwc-cmm.org/Directory/africa.html
List of contacts and other data

• Nazarene Church
http://www.nazarenemissions.org/education/gin/africa/angola.htm
All about the church's recent arrival in Angola

• Sepoangol Ministries
http://www.sepoangol.org/angola.htm
Evangelical missionary organisation working in lusophone countries

• Southern Baptist
http://www.imb.org/southern-africa/
The international Mission Board of the church

• Power to Win
http://web.archive.org/web/20020204192656/powertowin.com/news.htm
Canadian Christian NGO working with Tony Silveira

• World Vision
http://www.worldvision.org/8525644B006FF375/0/EBB3A4C190F452488825692F0063D364
The 'famous' evangelical NGO - its objectives, projects, etc.

• World Vision - 2
http://www.worldvision.org/worldvision/pr.nsf/stable/angola_campbell1
Notes from the field by the region's program officer

• Youth with a Mission
http://www.ywamsca.com/ao/ao_map/ao_map.htm
This evangelical movement's activities in Angola

Other faiths

• Jews in Angola - 1
http://web.archive.org/web/20010421215531/http://mishmash.virtualave.net/afr-angola.html
Series of links

• Jews in Angola - 2
http://www.jewishgen.org/SAfrica/subcont.htm#ANGOLA
List of Jewish cemeteries and graves

Academic articles

• David Birmingham, « Merchants and missionaries in Angola »
http://www.lusotopie.sciencespobordeaux.fr/birmingham98.pdf

• Didier Péclard, « Ethos missionnaire et esprit du capitalisme. La Mission Philafricaine en Angola, 1897-1907 »
http://www2.unil.ch/lefaitmissionnaire/pages/tables_publi/lfm01_tbl.html

• Benedict Schubert, « Les protestants dans la guerre angolaise après l'indépendance »
http://www.lusotopie.sciencespobordeaux.fr/schubert.pdf

• Didier Péclard, « 'Eu sou americano': dynamiques du champ missionnaire dans le planalto central angolais au XXè siècle »
http://www.lusotopie.sciencespobordeaux.fr/peclard.pdf