The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a union of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It was the world’s first industrialized economy, but declined after WWII. It has been a Christian nation for centuries, though this seems to be decreasing and there is a hostility toward overt religiosity in the public and media. The Church of England (Anglican) is recognized as the established church in England, and the Church of Scotland (Presbyterian) is the same for Scotland. Disestablishment of the Church is being increasingly advocated. 60% are Christian, with the rest mostly non-religious. The UK’s contribution to global Christianity has been significant for centuries, including Wycliffe and Tyndale, and many evangelical writers, theologians and […]
Uganda is known as the “Pearl of Africa”. It is a fertile and well watered land with a temperament climate. Agriculture accounts for 80% of the work force. The population has been reduced over the years by the many wars, tribal killings, AIDS and diseases. Previous regimes also imposed restrictions and intense persecution of Christians. But they now have freedom of religion. Since 1986, there has been widespread revival and prayer movements in the churches there. This makes Uganda one of the most truly Christian nations in the world, with church attendance high, and public prayer common even in government buildings. There are mega churches and house and storefront churches. Crime rates have fallen and it is estimated that half […]
Togo is only 56 km long on the Atlantic African coast but the land stretches 650 km northward between Ghana and Benin. Coffee and cocoa are the main cash crops. Democratic progress has been made in recent years, since independence from France in 1960 and subsequent military coups. There was a period of intense anti-Christian rhetoric in the 1970’s. Several religious groups were banned, with only Muslims, Catholics and five Protestant churches legally permitted to function. By 1990 nearly all restrictions have been lifted, and Christianity has expanded, particularly evangelical and pentecostal movements from West African pastors. There are still many voodoo and animistic societies that intensely oppose the gospel. Pray that the light of Christ and the Gospel will […]
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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.