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Colombia


Colombia

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 gary@worldconvention.org.

Description

The Republic of Colombia is located in northwestern South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama, to the north by the Caribbean Sea, to the east by Venezuela and Brazil, to the south by Ecuador and Peru, and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. It has a population of 48 million. Bogata is the capital and largest city, with a population of 8 million.

Religion

95% Christian, 90% Catholic, although 60% of respondents to a poll reported that they did not practice their Catholic faith actively.

Stone-Campbell Presence

Church of Christ missionaries Jaime Solar and Charles F. Krull arrived in 1965, but violence forced American missionaries to leave by 1987. The churches in Colombia continue to thrive with Colombian leaders. Continent of Great Cities (now Great Cities Missions) from Churches of Christ sent a mission teams to Bogotá, Colombia in 2003.

International Churches of Christ have six congregations in Colombia, with the Bogata church having 558 members as of 2012.

Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disicples of Christ) partners with CEDECOL – Concilio Evangelico de Colombia.

 

Created by Gary Holloway, November 13, 2013

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