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Prophets and Profits

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Prophet Nigel Gaise during an evening service. Gaise, a former engineer student, is openly homophobic and his faithful community is growing year after year. Image by Tomaso Clavarino. Ghana, 2018.

Prophet Nigel Gaise during an evening service. Gaise, a former engineer student, is openly homophobic and his faithful community is growing year after year. Image by Tomaso Clavarino. Ghana, 2018.

New religious leaders in Ghana have found profits in churches, schools, universities, hospitals, and television stations for the growing legions of faithful. Pastors have become rich and powerful, controlling thousands of votes. And with this power and money, they are aiming to shape policies.

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