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Mauritania


Mauritania

 

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 184 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 Islamic Republic of Mauritania in West Africa, is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the west, by Western Sahara in the north, by Algeria in the northeast, by Mali in the east and southeast, and by Senegal in the southwest.

 Religion

99% Muslim with most being Sunnis.

Stone-Campbell Presence

Churches of Christ have three small congregations in Nouakchott since 2002. Gaye Gaia has worked with them since 2006. The congregation uses their knowledge of drip irrigation to introduce people to Christ. The members learned the farming technique at a workshop conducted by Nashville, Tenn.-based Healing Hands International.

 

Created by Gary Holloway, October 21, 2013.