Recent publications have described both the strength of Roman Catholicism among the Fipa of southwestern Tanzania and the ways the church has adapted to their traditional practices. Kathleen R. Smythe, an historian at Xavier University in Cincinnati, considered these issues in a 2006 book that reviewed both the history of their conversion to Catholicism beginning […]

The New Straits Times recently reported that the Orang Asli (original peoples) of Malaysia are increasingly being converted to Islam, Christianity, and Bahai, a trend which threatens to destroy their culture. This story supplements a recent scholarly article on the same subject by Kirk Endicott and Robert Knox Dentan which was reviewed here last year. […]