Irreligion in Uganda

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Irreligion in Uganda is uncommon among Ugandans, as Christianity is the predominant faith. Only 0.9% of Ugandans claim no religion.[1] Most Ugandans are considered religious and there is a great stigma attached to being a non-believer.[2]

A small group of atheists such as James Onen have set up organizations opposing witchcraft and superstitions in Uganda.[3][4][5]

In February 2015 BiZoHa, the world’s first ‘free-thinker’ orphanage, was launched in the town of Mukhoy, Kasese district in western Uganda. The campaign to start the program was primarily funded by Zoltan Istvan and Hank Pellissier.[6][7]

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  1. ^ "2002 Uganda Population and Housing Census" (PDF). Census. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  2. ^ "Uganda: Debating God in a God-Fearing Country". Time. 2010-10-27. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  3. ^ Cresswell, Matthew (2011-10-14). "Atheist Ugandan works his magic on British humanists". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  4. ^ "The non-believers club". Dispatch. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  5. ^ "The Less Than 1%: How Uganda’s Atheists Are Fighting Back". Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  6. ^ BiZoHa Orphanage (27 February 2015). "BiZoHa - the World’s First Atheist Orphanage - launched by Brighter Brains Institute". Brighter Brains Institute. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  7. ^ Zoltan Istvan (24 February 2015). "The World's First Atheist Orphanage Has Launched a Crowdfunding Campaign". Retrieved 30 October 2016. 

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