Articles On Religion And Spiritualism

Spiritualism:  The belief or doctrine that the spirits of the dead, surviving after the moral life, can and do communicate with the living, esp. through a person (a medium) particularly susceptible to their influence.

Religion:  A set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a super human agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances and often containing a moral code governing  the conduct of human affairs.

An Estimated 2.1 billion people practice Christianity today.  Whatever your faith or beliefs, we hope you'll enjoy learning about other people's perspective of Religion and Spiritualism.  Faith, like all things, is evolving and changing with time.  As we experience life, our ability to understand the world we live in grows.  For some, our life experiences (the good and the bad) draw us closer to God.  Although for each of us, God may mean something entirely different.   



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                            Religions And Their Estimated Number Of Members

  1. Christianity: 2.1 billion
  2. Islam: 1.5 billion
  3. Hinduism: 900 million
  4. Buddhism: 376 million
  5. primal-indigenous: 300 million
  6. Sikhism: 23 million
  7. Juche: 19 million
  8. Spiritism: 15 million
  9. Judaism: 14 million
  10. Baha'i: 7 million
  11. Jainism: 4.2 million
  12. Shinto: 4 million
  13. Cao Dai: 4 million
  14. Zoroastrianism: 2.6 million
  15. Tenrikyo: 2 million
  16. Neo-Paganism: 1 million
  17. Unitarian-Universalism: 800 thousand
  18. Rastafarianism: 600 thousand
  19. Scientology: 500 thousand

 
                                          

                                          
Percentage of Christians Worldwide:
33% of the world's population is considered to be Christian.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (2006)

Top 3 Largest National Christian Populations:
USA - 224,457,000 (85%)
Brazil - 139,000,000 (93%)
Mexico - 86,120,000 (99%)
Adherents.com (2005)

Number of Christian Denominations:
There are approximately 38,000 Christian denominations in the world. This statistic takes into consideration cultural distinctions of denominations in different countries.
World Christian Encyclopedia (2001)

The Major Denominations:
 
Roman Catholic - The Roman Catholic Church denomination is the largest Christian group in the world today with more than a billion followers constituting about half of the world's Christian population.
 
Eastern Orthodox - Approximately 225 million people worldwide are Orthodox Christians.

Protestant - There are approximately 500 million Protestants in the world.
ReligionFacts.com

Christianity in America:
Today in America, about 75% of adults identify themselves as Christian. In comparison, the next largest religions in America are Islam and Judaism. Combined they represent only about one to two percent of the United States population.
ReligiousTolerance.org

However, there are more than 1500 different Christian faith groups in America.
ReligiousTolerance.org

Evangelicals:
Of the approximate 2 billion Christians in the world today, 648 million (11% of the world's population) are Evangelicals or Bible believing Christians. Evangelicals have grown from only 3 million in AD 1500, to 648 million worldwide, with 54% being Non-Whites.
Frontier Harvest Ministries