Justin Long – Global Diagram 1: The impact of Christianity on Corruption

Global Diagram 1 - The impact of Christianity on corruption

Here begins a new series of diagrams (for which I was inspired by the original work done in the World Christian Encyclopedia and the AD 2025 Global Monitor). Data source: the Atlas of Global Christianity. Click the image above for the full size version of the diagram. Or, click to Gumroad to get an archive with a full size PDF and a full size JPEG (free download).

What do you think of the implications of the data? (I have my own thoughts; Global Diagram 2 will be released early next week.)

(Source, HERE)

Note: I have met Justin Long a number of years ago, during a Celtic Trail, in Ireland and Scotland.

Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

4 thoughts on “Justin Long – Global Diagram 1: The impact of Christianity on Corruption”

  1. I do not trust the data offered by Operation World. Those on Romania are definitely ‘cooked’ (if you add the figures on the various evangelical groups, the total is way over the actual percentage; the number of charismatics, which is actually very small in Romania, was inflated beyond limits). I pointed that out to them while they were in process of editing the last edition, and they refused to take my suggestion into consideration; it seems they have a certain agenda (possibly a charismatic one).

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  2. Interesting. But naturally I looked at the Australian data. 13% “professing to be Christian”? This looks wrong compared with New Zealand’s 70%. Maybe we are one of the few countries in which the census allows people to select “no religion” (by which they mean football).

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  3. That is sad but not surprising. The church, by and large, has been talking a lot on side issues such as homosexuality and cultural war, and very little about practical ethics like corruption.
    We REALLY need to start building a body of doctrine about Christianity and business, Christianity and politics, and so on. If we are part of the Kingdom of God, what does that look like in practical terms, in our everyday marketplace?

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