Evangelical Christians from Global South see expanding influence

June 22, 2011

Prisoners attend a cult meeting presided over by Evangelical pastor Marcos in Rio. 30 October 2009

A survey of evangelical Christian leaders found a Global North-South split on how they see their prospects.

The 2010 survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life revealed optimism among 58 percent of evangelical leaders in the Global South — sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East/North Africa, Latin America and most of Asia. But 66 percent of leader in Europe, North America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand tended to be pessimistic about evangelicals’ influence on society. 

 The Global Survey of Evangelical Protestant Leaders polled 2,196 leaders, finding splits on such issues as whether belief in God was required to be a moral person. There was near-universality on the Bible being the word of God.

The story on the survey, Evangelicals split on faith’s influence-survey, also revealed a more conservative bent in the South.

One comment

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/

This is getting bad.Wake up america,get back to your bible and gods word.Time is short.This is all wrong!Jesus didn’t say to do this.

Posted by venusstarlite | Report as abusive

[…] Delicious/christianheadlines/topheadline s Posted in Top Headline News Tags: Christians, Evangelical, expanding, from, Global, Reuters, south « Wisconsin on its way to defunding abortions You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. […]

Posted by Evangelical Christians from Global South see expanding – Reuters | AnythingGospel News | Report as abusive