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Title:Muslims Interrelationships with Christians & Traditionalists in Ho, VR, Ghana
Author(s):Elder, D. Rose
African traditional religion
Cultural relations
Geographic Coverage:Ghana
Abstract:This white paper originates in a series of experiences while traveling to Ghana and building relationships with Ghanaians in Ho, the capital of the Volta Region of Ghana, West Africa. For 15 years, Ms. Linda Houston and I led month-long residencies, Ohio State ATI’s Ghana Research and Education Abroad (GREA). During each, students spent an afternoon discussing Islam in Ghana with the imam of the Central Mosque. We also scheduled afternoon programs with two Muslim women, Christian women leaders, and traditional religionists. The warmth and openness of all the participants led to many eye-opening interactions and exchanges. In 2020, we expected to expand this work with further interviews with Muslims and non-Muslims, but the COVID-19 pandemic intervened. Instead, my work with the ISRL has given me the opportunity to engage in a substantive literature search on Islam and Muslims in West Africa, particularly the Volta Region of Ghana, and Muslim-Christian-Traditionalist relations in order to better prepare for interviews in June 2021.
Issue Date:2020
Citation Info:Elder, D.R. (2020). "Muslims Interrelationships with Christians & Traditionalists in Ho, VR, Ghana." White paper submitted for the International Studies Research Lab, Champaign, IL.
Genre:Working / Discussion Paper
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-10-23

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