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Belarus


Belarus

Location of  Belarus  (green)in Europe  (dark grey)  —  [Legend]

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.

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Background

The Republic of Belarus is bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Belarus declared independence from the former Soviet Union on August 25, 1991.Belarus has a population of 9.49 million. The capital, Minsk, has a population of over 2 million.

 Religion

48% Eastern Orthodox, 41% no religion, 9% Roman Catholic, 1% Muslim, 1% Jewish.

 Stone-Campbell Presence

Due to the influence of World Christian Broadcasting (http://www.worldchristian.org/) and World Bible School (http://www.worldbibleschool.org) Nataska Golos and her husband Nicholi were baptized in the 1980s. This marked the beginning of Churches of Christ in Belarus. Walenty Dawidow from Poland worked in Belarus from the 1990s. Several Americans have been on short term mission trips to Belarus. In 2013, there are six congregations in Belarus.

The Minsk Church of Christ with 112 members is associated with International Churches of Christ.

 

Created by Gary Holloway September 12, 2013, revised November 13, 2013.

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