Belief Systems – plenty of different beliefs exist in our world. Nevertheless, some differences and similarities are obvious, which we could observe this week. We were exposed to three belief systems: Islam, the belief of Sangomas (traditional healers) and Rastafarianism.
On the first day we visited a mosque to get to know more about Islam and their belief in Quran. We met an imam, who told us more about the duties of Muslims and the way they practice their belief.
The next day we went to Hildegard, a white Sangoma, who told us about the Sangoma’s believe in a supreme being and other spirits, about the way they communicate with their ancestors and about the methods of their treatments.
The Rastas, who we visited on our last Language Excursion, guided us through their community, their living area and told us what they believe in.