Christianity in Asia

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Sub-subject: Christianity in Asia (the Philippines, China, India...) Syllabus:

  1. Christianity in Asia: 12% of the World's Christian Population
  2. The case of the Philippines
  3. The countries with Christian majorities in the Asia-Pacific region: Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.
  4. Protestants, Orthodox, and Catholics in Asia
Sub-subject "Christianity in Asia" is studied...
  1. Masters: International Business (MIB), Asia
  2. Doctorate DIB Ethics, Religion, and Business, DIB Asia

Learning materials in In or Es Cristianismo Asia

Sample of the Sub-subject: Christianity in Asia
Christianity Asia

Sub-Subject Description - Christianity in the Asian continent

  1. The Asia-Pacific region includes 12% of the Christian population of the world (285 millions of people).
  2. The Philippines are mostly Christian (93%, 87 million).
  3. Christians are a minority of the population in China (5%), India (3%) and Indonesia (9%), but because these countries have vast populations, their Christian minorities are important regarding population.
  4. Altogether, the ten countries with the largest populations of Christians in the region (the Philippines, China, India, Indonesia, Australia, South Korea, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Kazakhstan, and Myanmar) are home to 12% of all the Christians in the entire world.
  5. Slightly less than half of Christians in the Asia-Pacific (49%) are Protestants, 46% Catholics, while 4% are Orthodox.
  6. About 1% belongs to other Christian traditions.

The size of Christian traditions in Asia-Pacific (Data in thousands of people, 2010).


Protestants
Catholics
Orthodox
Others
Total
Christian estimated population
139,290
131,320
11,960
2,560
285,120
% Christian Population
48.9
46.1
4.2
0.0
100

The Philippines is the "Christian" country, has the fifth-largest Christian Population in the World, with 87 million Christians.

  1. In fact, the Philippines have the largest Christian Population outside the Americas and Europe.
  2. The Philippines; has the third largest Catholic population in the World (at around 76 million), behind Brazil and Mexico and slightly ahead of the United States Catholic’s population.
  3. 11% of Philippines are Protestants
  4. More than 6 millions of Philippines (7% of the population) are Muslims.

Estimation of the Christian Population in Asia (Data in thousands of people).

Region
Asia Central






Far East




Southeast Asia











Indian subcontinent





Oceania
Country
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Mongolia
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Japan
Republic of China (Taiwan)
China
North Korea
South Korea
Bangladesh
Brunei
Cambodia
the Philippines
Indonesia
Laos
Malaysia
Burma
Singapore
Thailand
East Timor
Vietnam
Bhutan
India
Maldives
Nepal
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Australia
Fiji
new Zealand
Papua New Guinea
% of Christians
0.1
53
20
0.3
5
10
11
0.7
4
7
0.1
26
0.7
10
0.5
93
8
1.5
10
4
15
0.7
93
7.2
0.3
2.4
--
1.4
2.5
6.2
67
52
53
66
Total of Christians

8,048
1,029

358

2,954
1,000
1,030
86,801

12,590
1,050
37
27
81,268
19,358
93
2,395
1,716
646


6,014
6
25,000


3,500
1,244
13,544
464
2,159
3,660

Source: PewForum

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