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Religion in Zimbabwe

Collection of links to sites, information and scholarship.
Realised by: Eric Morier-Genoud © 2004 (last update 22/07/10 )

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   Historical Protestants
   More recent Protestants
   Other faiths
   
Academic articles

General

• Numbers of believers
http://www.adherents.com/adhloc/Wh_367.html#838
Series of figures on the numbers of believers per faith organisation - often unreliable

• More figures, focusing on Protestants
http://www.teal.org.uk/stats/zimbabwe.htm
Figures for 1995 and projections for 2005

• USA Report on Religious Freedom
http://www.state.gov/g/drl/irf/rpt/
USA Department of State's report on religious freedom - click on the year and look for Zimbabwe

Mugabe and the Church
http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/30/090.html
Newspaper article from IPS (1998)

 

Catholicism

• Gonçalo da Silveira
http://www.gospelcom.net/dacb/stories/zimbabwe/silveira_goncalo.html
Small article about this famous 16 th Century missionary

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

• Catholic Hierarchy
http://catholic-hierarchy.org/country/zw.html
All about the dioceses, their statistics and bishops

Bishops' Conference
http://www.zcbc.co.zw/
Catholic bishops conference - sophisticated page with internal links

Catholic Comission for Justice and Peace
http://www.hrforumzim.com/members/ccjpz/ccjptext.htm
Presentation, aims and contacts

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

• Catholic Youth Movement
http://www.rc.net/zimbabwe/cym/
Contacts, projects, etc.

• Benedictines
http://www.smom-za.org/becosa/montcass.htm
Monastery of Christ the Word, Monte Cassino, Macheke

• Maryknoll sisters
http://www.maryknoll.org/MARYKNOLL/SISTERS/ms_jeongmi2.htm
Article about the first Korean sister's experience

• Maryknoll sisters - 2
http://www.maryknoll.org/MARYKNOLL/SISTERS/ms_harare.htm
Testimony of the life and work of a sister in the country since 1977

• Maryknoll sisters - 3
http://web.archive.org/web/20020612180707/http://www.maryknoll.org/MEDIA/xMAGAZINE/xmag2000/xmag01/m1s11.htm
Sister Janice McLaughlin's testimony after returning to the country in 1997

• Oblate Fathers
http://web.archive.org/web/20031230010049/http://www.omiobcom.org/oblworld/africa.htm
Basic information about their presence and activities

Historical Protestants

Adventist Union
http://www.adventistyearbook.org/ast/yb2000/view.asp?InstNum=176
General information and contacts

Adventist Union - 2
http://yearbook.gc.adventist.org/ast/yb2001/search.asp?search=zimbabwe
All about the Church in Zimbabwe

African Orthodox Church / The Gospel of God Church
http://www.gospelcom.net/dacb/stories/zimbabwe/gabellah_elliot.html
Biography of minister Gabellah, Elliot Mdutshwa, 1923 to 1988

Baptists
http://web.archive.org/web/20011228020133/http://www.imb.org/southern-africa/zim__sewing_project.htm
Parktown Baptist Women's Missionary Union

Baptists - 2
http://www.kubatana.net/html/sectors/mot001.asp?sector=RELIG&details=Tel
Mother of Peace Orphanage Community

Baptists - 3
http://groups.msn.com/MOTHEROFPEACE
Mother of Peace Orphanage Community

Brethren in Christ Church (BICC)
http://www.bic-church.org/wm/global/country/zim.htm
Short history, links and statistics

BICC - 2
http://www.bic-church.org/wm/global/
Links to the pages of the missionaries

Congregrational Church (United)
http://www.uccsa.org.za/
About the Church in Southern Africa and Zimbabwe

Elim International
http://www.elim.org.uk/missions/zimbabwe.htm
Established in Mutare in 1949 and recently moved into Harare

Evangelical Lutheran Church
http://lutheranworld.org/Directory/AFR/EvangelicalLutheranChurchinZimbabwe.EN.html
Some information and a directory

Evangelical Lutheran Church- 2
http://www.wfn.org/2001/12/msg00165.html
Article about Bishop Dube's installation (2001)

Methodist Free
http://fmwm.freemethodistchurch.org/areas/africa/Zimbabwe.html
Summary information about the church in the country

Methodist United
http://gbgm-umc.org/africa/zimbabwe/
Series of links from the General Board of Global Ministries

Methodist United - 2
http://www.wfn.org/1997/12/msg00068.html
Articles about the 100 years of the church in Zimbabwe

Methodist United - 3
http://www.gospelcom.net/dacb/stories/zimbabwe/muzorewa_abel.html
Biography of Abel T. Muzorewa

Methodist United - 4
http://www.oscar.org.uk/personnelpages/hillfamily.htm
Page of a lay missionary and his family

Methodist United- 5
http://www.gospelcom.net/dacb/stories/southafrica/samkange_thompson.html
Biography of Thompson D. Samkange, minister from 1893 to 1956

Nazarene church
http://www.nazarenemissions.org/education/gin/africa/zimbabwe.htm
Location, statistics, etc.

Nazarene church - 2
http://www.gospelcom.net/dacb/stories/zimbabwe/chavanduka_ignatius.html
Biography of Ignatius Daka Chavanduka

Nazarene church - 3
http://www.gospelcom.net/dacb/stories/zimbabwe/ndhlovu_july.html
Biography of July Ndhlovu

Pentecostal Assemblies of God
http://portal.paoc.org/PAOC/missionsweb.nsf/a3b441794deb196485256b970051db0c/b1cf0bec045790fd85256b950063615b?OpenDocument
Basic information for the church started in 1948

 

More recent Protestants (arrived after 1960)

Bereans
http://web.archive.org/web/20010716201520/http://www.skyboom.com/maxaira/
Set up in 1998, incorporating Maxaira Ministries

Bible League
http://web.archive.org/web/20021225222952/http://www.gospelcom.net/bibleleague/impact/im_zima.htm
American organisation in Zimbabwe

City Evangelical Church
http://web.archive.org/web/20021225212810/http://members.truepath.com/citychurch/
Church in Harare

Mennonite Church
http://www.mcc.org/areaserv/africa/zimbabwe/index.html
Working since the 1980 with BICC

Operation Mobilisation
http://www.om.org/countries/zimbabwe.jsp
South African ministry in Zimbabwe

New Apostolic Church
http://www.nac-sea.org.za/org_zim.html
Contact details

Rock of Africa
http://www.rockofafrica.org/
Non-denominational mission by the Gwayi River

TEAM
http://web.archive.org/web/20020620160603/http://www.teamworld.org/opportunities/fields/zimbabwe.html
Job and church description

US International Ministries Group
http://www.gospelcom.net/navs/usimg/opps/countries/c.php?c=80
In the country since 1984

World Vision
http://www.worldvision.org.uk/ourinternationalwork/longtermprogrammes/zmb-170919.asp
About this famous and controversial NGO's work in the country

 

 

Other faiths

• Jews
http://www.zjc.org.il/showpage.php
Page of Zimbabwe's Jewish community

• Jews - 2
http://www.jewishgen.org/SAfrica/communities/zimbabwe.htm
Miscellaneous notes on the Zimbabwe Jewish Community

• African Jews
http://www.mindspring.com/~jaypsand/rusape.htm
The Jews of Rusape - an African Jewish community

African Jews - 2
http://www.jrep.com/Info/10thAnniversary/1993/Article-9.html
Article from The Jerusalem Post (1993)

• Baha'i
http://www.bahai.co.zw/community.htm
Page of the Zimbabwean community - high quality page

• Hindu
http://siddhanta.shaivam.org/toi_zimbabwe.htm
List of Hindu Temples in the country

• Church of Scientology
http://www.scientology-harare.org
http://www.scientology-bulawayo.org
Harare and Bulawayo branches of Ron Hubbard's "church"

• Church of Jesus-Christ of the the Latter Day Saints
http://www.mission.net/zimbabwe/harare/

 


Academic articles

Religion in Zimbabwe: A Selected Bibliography
http://www.postcolonialweb.org/zimbabwe/religion/arntsen6.html

Terence Ranger, « Religion and War in Zimbabwe », in G. Palmer-Fernandez (ed.), Encyclopedia of Religion and War, London: Routledge, 2003
http://www.routledge-ny.com/religionandsociety/war/zimbabwe.html

Nicholas M. Creary, «African Inculturation of the Catholic Church in Zimbabwe, 1958-1977 », The Historian, Summer 1999
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2082/is_4_61/ai_56909069

Stephen A. Reed, «Critique of Canaan Banana's call to rewrite the Bible », Religion & Theology, vol.3, no3, 1996
http://www.unisa.ac.za/default.asp?Cmd=ViewContent&ContentID=7366