General idea: The Messenger/ the prophet. The difference in the messenger and what is the message. There will be an overall summery of where the prophets/messengers found out they were ment to be and what word that they spread across the land . . . The respect held for others in community/world

Ancestor worship

worship and belief is an extension of a belief in and respect for elders. Followers of traditional African religion believe that ancestors maintain a spiritual connection with their living relatives.

Most ancestral spirits are generally good and kind. The only negative actions taken by ancestral spirits is to cause minor illnesses to warn people that they have gotten onto the wrong path. To please these unhappy ancestors, usually offerings of beer and meat are made.

Traditional African religion is very popular and arrived here with our North and West African ancestors. It is often combined with elements of Christianity and Islam. The most important thing is that in the new South Africa religion and spirituality are used to create greater understanding and harmony rather than to divide people as was done in the past.

The major faiths practiced in South Africa are Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, traditional African religions and Judaism.

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These traditions have been passed from one generation to the next. The elders are the final authority and are trusted completely.

There are spiritual leaders, kinds of priests or pastors in most traditional African religions. This person is essential in the spiritual and religious survival of the community.

During these events usually an offering is made to honour, please and thank the ancestors. A cow, sheep or chicken is slaughtered and the ancestors are called to receive the offering and bless the gathering.

THE reason that they hold each other in such a stature is because they are one. They act and make each other as one being, not a village. The way that they live is civilized compared to the un-unity that we, a separation of race and religions, share.
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