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World Economic Forum - all the world's major religions in one map

(Obviously, you'll want to view this full size and with as much magnification as you need to see notation on map)

This is quite interesting (although no doubt biased, considering the source (I know that statistics can lie!)).  Very good graphical charting. The number of atheists in China is what struck me first, plus the fact that Muslims plus Hindus have taken over Christians (although maybe by less than you'd imagine).  Unsurprisingly Christians are in the minority over all. Read the article.

Catholics (Catholic Christians) don't even get a separate mention.
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Re: World Economic Forum - map of world's major religions (worth a look!)
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2019, 04:43:38 AM »
Thanks for the link. That infographic is helpful in visualizing the status of global Christianity. I believe that out of 7.5 billion people in the world, close to some 2.5 billion are Christians, is that correct? Catholics approximately more than half of that. I believe I read that in a Gordon Theological seminary study a while ago, I'll try to find it. Projections for 2050 I think were that Christians would increase to about 3 billion (which I think is seriously underestimated; or at any rate, the Church will have to put more effort into the work of evangelism to see more converts than that) and Muslims to about 2 billion worldwide. Somehow, Christianity must revive more strongly in regions of western europe where it has become secularized; in China, Russia and communist countries, there are a lot more Christians today than 20 years ago. I believe a similar thing is true in Africa. Latin America has always been predominantly Christian, for us Catholics, it's important that the inroads of Protestantism there be stopped. North America also mainly Christian, but threat of secularism, though less than in Europe. I believe hundreds of millions will come to Christ and His Church in Asia in the 21st century. We have to pray for the worldwide Church.  Together with more conversions to Christianity and the Church from non-Christian religions, Christians growing in sanctity and becoming holier day by day is also something indispensable that must take place.

Edit: It's actually Charles Colson at CBN who predicts that: "By the middle of this century, there will be three billion Christians in the world -- one and a half times the number of Muslims" http://www1.cbn.com/how-christianity-growing-around-world I believe, if Christians and the Church do what needs to be done, there can be 5 billion Christians by 2050. And millions should leave Islamism for Christ. We should follow the status of global Christianity very closely year after year and keep specific regions in our prayers imho.
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