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Malaysia


Malaysia

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 174. 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

Malaysia is separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. Land borders are shared with Thailand, Indonesia, and Brunei, and maritime borders exist with Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The largest city and capital is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government.

Religion

61.3% Islam, 19.8% Buddhism, 9.2% Christianity, 6.3% Hinduism, and 1.3% Confucianism, Taoism and other traditional Chinese religions. 0.7% declared no religion.

Stone-Campbell Presence

In the late 1950s evangelists from Churches of Christ from the United States and Singapore planted churches in Malaysia. Early evangelists included Ira Y. Rice, Jr. and Frank H. Pierce in Kuala Lumpur. Other Malaysian and Singporean workers started churches so that today there are 24 congregations.

Central Christian Church in Petaling Jaya is associated with the International Churches of Christ.

 

 

 

Created by Gary Holloway, October 11, 2013

Contact Information

A. National Office

 

B. Congregational Information

Malaysia Churches of Christ http://malaysiachurchofchrist.org/

Directory of Churches of Christ http://cocsrban.com/directory/directory1.htm

C. Educational Institutions

 

D. Social Service Ministries

 

E. Magazines/Periodicals

 

F. International Ministries

 

G. Conventions/Lectureships/Assemblies/Forums/Conferences

 

H. Points of Interest