Is Christianity increasing in Syria?
KOBANI, Syria (Reuters) – A community of Syrians who converted to Christianity from Islam is growing in Kobani, a town besieged by Islamic State for months, and where the tide turned against the militants four years ago.
In which countries is Christianity growing?
Christianity has been estimated to be growing rapidly in South America, Africa, and Asia. In Africa, for instance, in 1900, there were only 8.7 million adherents of Christianity; now there are 390 million, and it is expected that by 2025 there will be 600 million Christians in Africa.
Who spread Christianity in Syria?
The early 2nd-century bishop, ignatius of anti och, spoke of the “Church of Syria,” indicating that from the beginning Christianity had quickly spread through this region.
What are Christians called in Syria?
Syrian Christians, especially Syrian Orthodox and Jacobite Syrians, use the old Syriac Language for their liturgy, as a means of maintaining contact with churches in the Middle East that provided bishops for a long time. Jacobite Syrians still consider the Patriarch of Antioch to be the head of their church.
Where is Christianity declining the most?
Christianity currently remains the predominant religion in Latin America, Western Europe, Canada and the United States. However, the religion is declining in Western Europe, North America and some countries of Oceania.
What is the best religion in the world?
The most popular religion is Christianity, followed by an estimated 2.38 billion people worldwide. Islam, which is practiced by more than 1.91 billion people, is second. However, population researchers predict that Islam will have nearly caught up to Christianity by 2050.
Is Orthodox Christianity growing?
Orthodox Christians exist in greater numbers today than in the past, yet represent a diminished share of Christians worldwide. Confined primarily to an aging Europe and strongly tethered to tradition, Orthodox Christianity may need to change its ways to remain relevant, say some practitioners.