Philip Jenkins charts developments in the Two-Thirds World
Churches in a place where they are the only signs of hope
Integration is one solution to a history of oppression. New Zealand's churches tried another.
Hong Kong's democracy movement is not Christian, but many key activists are.
Over the past five years, migrants and refugees have flowed into Europe in unprecedented numbers. Some are converting to Christianity.
Should truth in advertising law apply to religious claims? It's a live issue in Africa, where governments could learn from American experience.
How do you commemorate Christian suffering without reawakening ancient hatred?
India's constitution is firmly secular and democratic. Yet in recent years, Christians and Muslims have faced persecution.
Japanese Buddhist adherence is in sharp decline. At every stage of this story, the analogies to Western Catholics are obvious.
Within a decade, a sixth of the world's Catholics will be African—yet the continent has few canonized saints. This is starting to change.
The Gulf states do not practice religious freedom in anything like the Western sense. Still, Christianity has secured a surprisingly strong foothold.
In 1944, an Anglican bishop consecrated a Chinese woman to the priesthood—30 years before women attained that rank in the Episcopal Church.
The title character of Mohammed Hanif's novel Our Lady of Alice Bhatti is a Catholic nurse in Pakistan. Turning the other cheek is not her strong suit.
It’s almost certain that historic Christian devotion to the Virgin Mary began in Egypt. The nation’s Muslims often plead for her help, too.
Why, asks Dalil Boubakeur, should hundreds of empty churches not be converted to mosques? It's an intriguing question.
Search online for Madagascar and you get mostly references to animated films about animals. Dig deeper and you'll find a still more amazing true story.
In the 1950s, the Adventists celebrated the milestone of a million adherents, mostly in the U.S. Now they have 18 million, mostly elsewhere.
Over the last generation, the institution of pilgrimage has experienced a startling revival across what we often dismiss as secular Europe.
Western media treat Asian faiths quite generously in matters of religious conflict. Yet Christians on the ground in Asia face serious issues.
Christianity is thriving in Singapore. And in this case, most of the usual explanations for Christian expansion in Asia fall flat.
European churches are currently engaged in an architectural culture war. This is startling given how weak the churches themselves have become.
Philip Jenkins teaches at Baylor University. He is the author of The Great and Holy War and The Many Faces of Christ.
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