The rise of Christianity within Islamic nations

A Coptic Christian church in Egypt (photo: dpa)
A Coptic Christian church in Egypt (photo: dpa)

While European countries are dealing with the challenges posed by the rise of Islam within their population, the culturally Islamic countries are facing a new phenomenon - the flowering of Christianity behind their borders.

WHILE much attention has been focussed on the growth of Islam in Western Europe, little thought has been paid to the rise of Christianity within culturally Islamic countries.


The establisment of Islam in Europe, generally the result of large-scale population movements, has taken place over the past 40 years and contributed to changing the religious face of major European cities and their suburbs. The rise of I...

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