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Estonia


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Estonia

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.

Background

The Republic of Estonia is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland, to the west by the Baltic Sea, to the south by Latvia, and to the east by Lake Peipus and Russia. Its capital and largest city is Tallinn, with a population of 430,000.

Religion

75.7% of the population claim to be irreligious. The largest religious denomination in the country is Evangelical Lutheranism, adhered to by 152,000 Estonians (or 14.8% of the population. 143,000 are Orthodox, 5,000 Roman Catholic, and 4,268 Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Stone-Campbell Presence

In 1994, a Church of Christ was born in Estonia’s capital city, Tallinn. Other churches have been planted at Tartu and elsewhere. Camp Balchyoca, an annual Bible camp was founded in 1995. The Institute of Theology and Christian Mission founded in St Petersburg, Russia in 2005 by Churches of Christ has provided training for ministers from Estonia through conferences and workshops.

International Churches of Christ have congregations in Tartu and Tallinn.

 

Created by Gary Holloway, October 3, 2013

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