Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Rather amazingly there are about the same number of Muslims and Christians (and traditional religions) here who'd seem to not only exist together but intermarry! Part of that may be local - apparently the Muslims are in Zanzibar and along the coast. Here in the center, there are all denominations, Hindu Temple and a mosque, a few women with veils. But 2 of our directors are in Christian-Muslim marriages and it is a non issue.

In 2013 there was some interfaith trouble along the coast but the government pleaded with them to stop and they did. Since tourism is such a huge industry it would undermine a lot of businesses to have fighting.

I'll keep asking but it appears there are things more important the religious disputes here.

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