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World's fastest-growing faith? A surprising answer

November 13, 2012

What is the world's fastest growing religion?

The answer from Philip Jenkins, a noted Baylor University scholar specializing in religious history, may come as a surprise. Islam is on the rise in the West, but elsewhere in the world the greatest growth is in Christianity. He concludes:

When I am asked about the world's fastest growing religion, then, I answer unequivocally: Islam. Or, Christianity outside Europe.


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  • Posted by: John Chrysostom - Nov. 14, 2012 4:38 PM ET USA

    Most people who profess Islam are ripe for conversion to Christ. Most Muslims are cultural Muslims - good people who love God but don't know anything about him. They are hungry for Truth.