KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - A religion with origins in Japan is quickly amassing a following in Uganda, where it is winning converts in a sleek campaign that has attracted the attention of Christian clerics offended by its beliefs.
The success of Happy Science in Uganda was put on public display late last month at a lecture given by the religion's middle-aged Japanese founder on his first visit to Africa. The lecture at the national stadium caused traffic jams and upset athletes who had planned to use the space for Olympic trials.
Happy Science officials want to use Uganda, a heavily Christian country with one of the youngest populations in the world, as a springboard for what they hope will be success across Africa.
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