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Africa to Ignite Global Christianity Renewal Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Mon, May 26, 2014, 09:56 PM

Christian Churches may soon grow in popularity on a global scale, due to the economic and poulation rise of Africa.

The Daily Telegraph of London reports that, "The world could see a resurgence of Christianity driven by population decline in sceptical countries, the geneticist Steve Jones has claimed. Professor Jones said history had proven that religion grows rapidly during large population booms, particularly in poorer countries."

Prof. Jones is quoted as saying that, “We atheists sometimes congratulate ourselves that the incidence of religious belief is going down. But religious people have more children. Where are people having the most children? It’s in the tropics and in Africa. It’s clearly the case that the future will involve an increase in religious populations and a decrease in scepticism."

According to the Telegraph, "He argued that rapid growth in Africa could spark a new resurgence of major religions like Christianity. However in increasingly atheist countries in Europe people are no longer reproducing in sufficient numbers to avoid population decline, he told the Hay Literary Festival."

In much of Africa, Christianity is very popular in the continent.

To read the entire article from the Daily Telegraph of London, link here:

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