Asia is the largest and most populous continent and the birthplace of many religions including BuddhismChristianityConfucianismHinduismIslamJainismJudaismShintoSikhismTaoismand Zoroastrianism. All major religious traditions are practiced in the region and new forms are constantly emerging. Asia is noted for its diversity of culture.
The study, based on data from the and on censuses, shows that out of a world population of 6. The rest, people not belonging to any religion, embraces atheists, agnostics, but also people with spiritual beliefs, with no ties to organized religion. With regards to Christianity - which is the most widespread religion with 2.
Demographic Study. Hindus were the largest religious group in the Asia-Pacific region as ofwith about 1 billion adherents. While the number of Hindus is expected to grow to nearly 1.
Christianity in Asia has its roots in the very inception of Christianitywhich originated from the life and teachings of Jesus in 1st century Roman Judea. Christianity then spread through the missionary work of his apostlesfirst in the Levant and taking roots in the major cities such as Jerusalem and Antioch. According to tradition, further eastward expansion occurred via the preaching of Thomas the Apostlewho established Christianity in the Parthian Empire Iran and India.
In my post below, Pentecostals are stupid? Unitarians are smart? The data are not particularly surprising, as some noted the class biases of American Protestantism have long been observed, and class usually has some correlation with education and performance on intelligence tests.
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Now the church—in a nondescript building in an outdoor shopping complex—is packed with around each Sunday. Some 1, miles away, up several sets of escalators at a shopping mall in Singapore, thousands of people take part in a two-hour service on a Saturday evening at the City Harvest Church, which has a weekly attendance of just under 16, The service involves a rock group leading the congregation in devotional songs, several instances of speaking in tongues, and testimony from Emily, a young Singaporean who converted her father to Christianity.
Global hype for Crazy Rich Asians had been growing months before Aug. Crazy Rich Asians begets notions of Christianity in hyper-capitalist countries, satirizing Christianity by showing it as a tool for the wealthy to cozy up with those even more wealthy, accruing large doses of social capital with sprinkles of gospel. Although specific discussion around religion occupies only a small portion of the film, and the protagonists never bring up their religious beliefs, it is no coincidence that the first scene showing Asia, specifically Singapore, is a Bible study among Eleanor Young the male lead's mother and her friends.
Our hearts sank on Easter Sunday to hear from our Open Doors field workers that terrorists attacked three churches during Easter services and three hotels in Sri Lanka. The latest death toll is nearlywith more wounded. Open Doors has served the church in Sri Lanka for decades and religious attacks of this scale and severity are unprecedented.
Christian persecution has worsened in the most populous countries in the world, China and India, putting millions more believers at risk for their faith. Meanwhile China, where the Communist government continues closing major congregations and detaining Christian leaders, climbed from No. Researchers calculate that 1 in 3 Asian Christians now experience high levels of persecution for their faith.