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Q: What Religion does kofi annan belong to? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: What Religion does kofi annan belong to?
Category: Relationships and Society > Politics
Asked by: ravash-ga
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Posted: 04 Apr 2004 15:21 PDT
Expires: 04 May 2004 15:21 PDT
Question ID: 325126
I would like to know more information on various religious
affiliations of the UN secretary, Kofi Annan.  Is he muslim?
Christian? other?  If you have information on perhaps why he would
have various biases etc. that would also be great.

Subject: Re: What Religion does kofi annan belong to?
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 04 Apr 2004 15:49 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Kofi Annan is a Christian.

"Annan, who graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., the
Institut Universitaire de Hautes Edudes Internationales in Geneva,
Switzerland, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, also
attended a Methodist primary school in his native Ghana. He credited
his religious teachers and scripture with instilling in him the
principles that guide his life and work. Annan is a Christian, who
attends a number of Protestant churches in New York, according to his


From a speech given by Kofi Annan at Tübingen University, Germany, 12
December 2003:

"...No religion or ethical system should ever be condemned because of
the moral lapses of some of its adherents. If I, as a Christian, for
instance, would not wish my faith to be judged by the actions of the
Crusaders or the Inquisition, I should be very careful to judge anyone
else's faith by the actions that a few terrorists may commit in its

Stiftung Weltethos

Google Web Search: "kofi annan" + "is a christian"

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