Religion in Rwanda is a crucial issue especially when it comes to selecting a marriage partner. Society Magazine’s Ivan Ngoboka and Win Hansen hit the street to get the views of a cross-section of people about the issue.
It’s important for one to get married to a person they share a lot in common with. So if partners subscribe to different religions it kind of makes them detached.
Nelson Kabanda, Marketeer
Being an ardent Christian, I wouldn’t entertain marriage to a non believer since the Bible prohibits it.
Erias Nsabiyunva, Motor cyclist
As long as he is a loving and providing husband, I wouldn’t mind his religion,
Rebolla Mororumkwere, Business woman
I would marry someone outside my religion because it would help me appreciate and learn from their faith.
Etienne Munyabugingo, Guard
It’s all about understanding each other, otherwise switching or maintaining a religion wouldn’t be an issue in a love packed relationship.
Angelique Mukamwiza, Accountant.
I wouldn’t have a problem marrying someone outside my religion as long as she promises to convert to my religion later on.
Martin Musemakweli, Kiosk owner
Religion is usually the foundation of a strong marriage, so if partners have conflicting lines of belief then chances are high that it won’t last.
Claire Kambabazi, Airtime vendor
Difference in religion wouldn’t deter me from pursuing my dream partner; what’s important is that we all serve the same God.
Jose Uwiringiyimana, Clearing and forwarding officer