The African Diaspora

I found things interesting in this reading. When I think about religion in African American society, I automatically think of Christianity. It intrigued me to see how before Africans were brought to America through slavery, their religions were so diverse and full of things that are not found in traditional Christianity, such as speaking to the ancestors and believing in reincarnation. The reading also changed my idea of cults from being completed negative to indifferent. Santeria is actually making a pretty big comeback in Cuba. It has even been named “Cuba’s New Favorite Religion,” even though it is not new. Here is a link to an article about how Santeria has emerged from Cuba’s shadows:¬†

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