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Title: The Mirror Image
Subtitle: How Hindus Adapt to the Creole Christian World of the Caribbean
Author(s): BAKKER, Freek L.
Journal: Studies in Interreligious Dialogue
Volume: 13 Issue: 2 Date: 2003
The need for the inculturation of the Christian faith in the whole of a country's culture has more than once been addressed. What is often forgotten is that there is also a mirror image of this process. There are countries where adherents of non-Christian religions felt compelled to adapt to the world of Christianity. The article gives an example of this phenomenon in Suriname in the West Indies, where Hindu immigrants adapted to the Creole Christian world of the Carribean. However, one could cite several other examples, since the occurrence of this phenomenon is not limited to the Carribean.