Religion plays a big part on the island of Barbados and when you visit the island religion will not be far away. The island has 11 parishes in total and every parish on the island includes a Church. You don’t have to travel far to find religion on the island as Barbados is reputed to have the largest amount of Churches per square mile in the world.
The Barbadians are believers and practitioners, and when it comes to religion a large proportion of the island are united. Almost every school on the island starts the day with a prayer and there are a variety of different media outlets that promote Christianity on the island. The people of Barbados listen to radio and television stations that are dedicated to Christianity. The Caribbean Broadcasting Company hosts an half hour of religious singing which is embraced by the nation of Barbados. There are even online services that can be viewed in Barbados which also emphasises everyone’s feeling on the island.
Although the main religion that is used on the island is Christianity, there are a wide variety of different religious denominations. These religions include Muslims, Hindus, Jews, and Mormons. The locals are also very respectful of the other religions. Obviously, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and the local bajans respect that and welcome people of all faiths. There is also a Synagogue that is located on the island. The Synagogue was built in 1654 and has been a noticeable location on the island ever since. Jews have a rich history on the island as they were first to teach the local tribes folk how to make sugar in the 1600’s.
Overall, religion plays a massive part on the island of Barbados with a multi cultural religious base. Religions from around the world are located on the island, however, the main religion that is practiced is Christianity. Then locals on the island care a lot about their religious beliefs and the variety of different Churches on the island solidifys the islands religious stance.Back
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