World Convention is currently building a global reference for the countries and territories where we know there are Christian – Churches of Christ – Disciples of Christ Congregations. Of the 193 United Nations States, the Stone-Campbell Movement exists in 165. This listing includes other nations and territories, numbering 194 countries where there is at least one representation of our churches.
Rather than waiting for comprehensive, complete information we are putting up the details we have available. If you can correct or add to this information, please contact the World Convention Office with details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Republic of Azerbaijan, the largest country in the Caucasus area, is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic was established in 1918, but became part of the Soviet Union in 1920. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijan regained independence in 1991.
Around 95 percent of the population is Muslim, with 85% of those Shia Muslims. Azerbaijan’s constitution guarantees religious freedom. Christian groups there include Russian Orthodox, Georgian Orthodox, Armenian Apostolic, Roman Catholics, Lutherans, and Baptists.
The International Churches of Christ planted the Baku congregation in 1996. It had 49 members in 2012.
Created by Gary Holloway, October 16, 2013