Friday, April 18, 2014

Christianity is booming around the world

We keep hearing about the decline of Christianity, but that’s the myopic view from the US-Europe elite. What appears to be decline is instead  the relocation of Christianity, not a decline.

In Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa it is booming.

Frances Martel at Breitbart

Acton Moses Ethiopian

… According to a June 2013 report by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity, the countries with the largest increase in Christian populations are currently Nepal, China, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. The list also includes some of Africa's poorest nations: Benin, Burika Faso, South Sudan, and Mali. No European countries made the list. 

A 2013 Pew Research Center study corroborates this shift, noting that Europe and the Americas, which once housed 93% of the world's Christians, account for only 63% today. Sub-Saharan Africa's Christian population rose from 9% to 63% in the century between 1910-2010. Meanwhile, a different Pew study puts countries like China, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Ethiopia on the list of most Christian-populated nations. In Malaysia, where Islam dominates both culture and politics, Christians are making inroads at the top of their political tickets.

The statistics alone do not show this steadily louder presence of Christians in foreign lands, however. Unfortunately, conflict among those who practice native faiths and growing numbers of Christians has become a staple in some parts of the globe. A study from the Center for the Study of Global Christianity in the United States released this year suggested that about 100,000 Christians have been killed every year for the past decade as a result of their faith. ...

The image is of "Moses the Ethiopian" at Action Institute.

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