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Christians ‘to outnumber Buddhists in Asia this year’

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Photo: A Catholic nun takes part in a prayer meeting for Tibetan independence at a Buddhist temple in the South Korean capital, Seoul (CNS photo/Jo Yong-Hak, Reuters)

I came across the following striking assertion in John Allen’s new book, The Future Church: “By 2010, there should be more Christians in Asia than Buddhists.”

Allen describes this as a “mind-bending reversal of normal impressions about the continent’s preferred religion”. Indeed it is.

For those who are interested, the excellent Mirror of Justice website will be holding an indepth discussion of the themes of Allen’s book.

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Written by Luke Coppen

January 12, 2010 at 11:00 am

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