Tuesday, August 3, 2010

WCC: "Explosive Growth" of Church in China; About 130 Million Christians Now in China

The Christian Church in China is experiencing tremendous growth like never before, the World Council of Churches (WCC) said today (August 3, 2010).

Matthews George Chunakara, Director of WCC's International Affairs and Public Witness, said there has been a "unique and explosive growth" of Christianity among the Chinese people.

In the early 1970s, there were an estimated three million Christians in China. Today, the number may be as high as 130 million.

Chunakara said, "Now being the fastest growing economy, the Chinese know the importance of a harmonious society. They are giving religion a special role."

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