Christianity is Growing Fast in Africa — Report

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A report published on the World Council of Churches (WCC) website showed that Christianity is growing faster in Africa than anywhere else in the world, Nigerian Tribune reports.

Recently, WCC organized a discussion on the book Anthology of African Christianity held at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland. Reverend Fr (Dr) Lawrence Iwuamadi, Professor of Ecumenical Biblical Hermeneutics at the Ecumenical Institute, Bossey, headed the event with a panel of experts.

“It is said that in the next four years, a quarter of the world’s Christians will be living in Africa, and that is why the anthology is so timely, as well as the 1,400-page book being an invaluable historical and analytical resource,” Iwuamadi said.

“It is said that in the next four years, a quarter of the world’s Christians will be living in Africa, and that is why the anthology is so timely, as well as the 1,400-page book being an invaluable historical and analytical resource,” Iwuamadi said.

The WCC report addresses the contemporary social and political issues faced by Christians in Africa. It also includes 30 regional and denominational surveys, and 50 national surveys.

The book also highlights the role of women in the church in Africa, saying they are the backbone of Christianity.

“This is a tool for informed ecumenism,” said Dietrich Werner, Senior Theological Advisor for Bread for the World. “Ecumenism will have a future only if it is informed ecumenism. We have so many common declarations but have so little of accurate knowledge on contemporary Christianity.”

Sources:
Tribuneonlinengcom. (2017). Tribune. http://tribuneonlineng.com/christianity-growing-faster-africa-anywhere-else-world/

Naija247news. (2017). Naija247newscom. http://naija247news.com/2017/02/19/christianity-is-growing-faster-in-africa-than-anywhere-else-in-the-world/

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