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Featured Article: The Church and Islam in Africa

Map of Africa
The African continent consists of 55 countries (54 in the African Union, Morocco not included) with four family language groups encompassing over 2,000 separate languages. Geographically, the total land mass is large enough to fit the United States, China, and India within its borders.
Madrasah
Different Faces of Islam
More than one out of every five people on earth considers themselves Muslim. With only 20% of the worldwide Muslim community living in the Middle East, the great majority of Muslims...
Mud Mosque
The "Great Mud Mosque" (above), built on the same site as the first 13th Century mosque in Djenné, Mali. The present mosque was built in 1907.
Ouagadougou
The Grand Mosque in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso.
Sufi Ritual
Sufi ritual being performed in Khartoum, the capital and largest city in Sudan.
Shona Witch Doctor
Traditional African Religions
The family of religions pre-dating Christianity and Islam in Africa—sometimes called African traditional religions—have been passed down from generation to generation...
John Azumah TN

John Azumah

John Azumah is Professor of World Christianity and Islam at Columbia Theological Seminary. In addition to his work as a scholar, Azumah is a an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana and has served as a pastor, church planter and missionary. He received his Ph.D. in Islamics and Christian-Muslim relations at the University of Birmingham, UK.