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PostRise of Protestantism in Southeast Asia: "The Economist" (Henry Levin, USA, 01/10/18 3:44 am)
There is an article in The Economist this week (January 6-12) on the rise of Evangelical Protestant growth in Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.
JE comments: Click below. You are supposed to subscribe, but freeloaders like me can read around the pop-up ads. Protestantism is on the rise even in Muslim Indonesia and Malaysia, despite the prohibition on the conversion of Muslims. One interesting statistic: some 8% of Singaporeans now call themselves Evangelical. This rise is seen as economic as well as spiritual: a "Gospel of prosperity" finds a particularly receptive audience among those aspiring to join the middle class.
I met several Cubans last month who identified as cristianos, which means non-Catholic, non-mainline Evangelicals. This is the case throughout much of Latin America.