Spirituality and religion in Mutare Zimbabwe
t is estimated that between 40 and 50 percent of Zimbabweans belong to mainstream Christiandenominations such as the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Methodist Churches; however, over the years a variety of indigenous churches and groups have emerged from these mainstream denominations.Evangelical denominations, primarily Pentecostal churches and apostolic groups, were the fastest growing group as of 2007.
While the country is overwhelmingly Christian, the majority of the population continues to believe, to varying degrees, in indigenous religions as well. Religious leaders also reported an increase in adherence to traditional religion and healers.
Islam accounts for 1 percent of the population and continues to grow, particularly in rural areas where Muslim-led humanitarian efforts are often organized. The remainder of the population includes practitioners of Greek Orthodoxy, Judaism, and traditional indigenous religions. There are also small numbers of Hindus, Buddhists, Baha'is, and atheists.
While political elites tend to be associated with one of the established Christian churches, there is no correlation between membership in any religious group and political or ethnic affiliation.