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Religions in Ghana

With the arrival of the Europeans came Christianity. The earliest Catholic settlement can be traced back to as early as 1482.

In 1835 the Methodist church began missionary work in the Gold Coast, shortly followed by the Roman Catholic Church.

While there is no denying that there was some positive cultural, economic, social and political impact, it was also integral in the success of slavery and colonisation. Some may have willingly accepted the alternate belief system, but any resistance was often met with manipulation, bribery and force.

As it stands, the majority of schools in the region are mission-based and the largest religion in Ghana is Christianity followed by Islam and Traditional beliefs.