ICC Note: Living as a Christian in Africa is not easy when the enemy lives among them and is constantly attacking. Countries like Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon, Ethiopia, and Uganda, to name a few, are the setting for Christian persecution by Islamic radicals like Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab, or Fulanis. Nevertheless, Christians in these regions continue to share the Good News, to endure their trials, and to grow by spreading the Word of God.
04/28/2017, Africa (The Christian Post) – The number of Christians in Europe may be declining but the opposite can be said for Africa as a recent study showed that 40 percent of Christians will come from the southern region of the continent by the year 2060.
A study by the U.S.-based research firm Pew Research Center revealed that by the year 2060, more than four out of 10 Christians in the world will come from sub-Saharan Africa.
In 2015, only 26 percent of Christians in the world were estimated to have come from the southern African region. However, by 2060, Africa’s Christian population is expected to balloon and comprise up to 40 percent of the world’s total population of Christians.
A major factor for this is said to stem from the relatively young Christian population in the continent, which enjoys a high fertility rate unlike Europe and North America where the ageing population has slowed down birth rates.