Why Europe matters | The Simple Pastor
Europe has a significant Christian heritage but it no longer has a Christian present. The open question is what place will Christianity have in its future? There are many great gospel centred churches and movements hard at work all over the continent but is it enough? Here are some facts as to why Europe still matters: 730-750 million people. That's a lot of people. 11% of the world's population live on 6% of it's surface. It's wealth gives it considerable influence. The EU is the biggest economic market in the world. Five of the top ten richest countries are in Europe. In terms of aid programmes to developing nations, Europe is by far the biggest donor. Europe is the leading educator of the rest of the world with twice as many international students being educated in Europe as in the US. The fastest-growing religion in the world comes from Europe - Unbelief. Most of the world's church leaders are still centred in Europe. Catholics, Orthodox, Anglicans, Lutherans, Reformed Churches