What is Religion? In its broad sense Religion is defined as human’s striving to find God and establish friendship or union with Him. It is envisaged that every human being aspires to know God. History unveils to us that all peoples have somehow acknowledged the existence of a Supreme Being. Religion arose from the quest for God. Religion seeks to answer the many questions that human beings are obliged to ask in their day to day living. Religion gives complete answers to our deepest questions: – What is man/woman – What is the secret of creation? – Why is there human suffering? – Does God really exist? – What is upright behaviour? – What is sinful – What happens after death? – From which we take our origin and towards which we tend? – Why did God create the universe? Humankind somehow realizes its dependence on a higher power. Human beings are aware of a hidden power which lies behind the course of nature and they recognize the presence of a father figure, a Supreme Being. I invite you to learn about African understanding of religion and/or religious education.
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