Differences between African Traditional Religion and Christianity. Report; Interactive Database; Side by side with their high levels of commitment to Christianity and Islam, many people in the countries surveyed retain beliefs and rituals that are characteristic of traditional African religions. Traditional African beliefs and cultural practices cannot be fully discussed without the subject of religion being highlighted. With African Traditional Religions you must be much more careful about speaking about belief systems in the same way, because Africans will actually tolerate quite a wide variety of beliefs as long as it supports the same rituals or certain rituals or ritualistic explanations of why this is being done or why this is being believed. Some religious and non-religious scholars alike have always highlighted that of all the races in the world that God created the African is said to be the most notoriously religious. Chapter 3: Traditional African Religious Beliefs and Practices. Religion in Africa. When we speak of African Traditional Religion, we mean the indigenous religious beliefs and practices of the Africans. African beliefs in reincarnation differ from those of major Asian religions (especially Hinduism) in a number of important ways. People express their belief in Supreme Being locally referred to as Nyogmo, Mawu, and Nyame. Traditional African Belief continues to have a significant influence in Ghana because of the intimate relation to local mores and family loyalties. The traditional African religions or traditional beliefs and practices of African people are a set of highly diverse beliefs that includes various ethnic religions. African Religions and Beliefs. Traditional African Belief. The traditional African religions or traditional beliefs and practices of African people are a set of highly diverse beliefs that includes various ethnic religions. For centuries, African Traditional Religion in its myriad of forms was practiced by the majority of Africans, but in the last fifty years Christianity and Islam have become more prominent.