Why are there Christians in Indonesia?

When did Christianity enter Indonesia?

Christianity was effectively brought to Indonesia by the Portuguese maritime trading empire in the 16th cent. Franciscans from Portugal established themselves in the Moluccas in 1534.

What is the number one religion in Indonesia?

Religion in Indonesia

Percentage share (of total population) Absolute numbers (in millions)
Muslim 87.2 207.2
Protestant 6.9 16.5
Catholic 2.9 6.9
Hindu 1.7 4.0

Where is Christianity growing the fastest?

Christianity has been estimated to be growing rapidly in South America, Africa, and Asia. In Africa, for instance, in 1900, there were only 8.7 million adherents of Christianity; now there are 390 million, and it is expected that by 2025 there will be 600 million Christians in Africa.

Which God is Worshipped in Indonesia?

Acintya is the Supreme God in Balinese Hinduism. Sculpture of “Batara Guru”, an aspect of Shiva in Indonesian Hinduism.

What is Indonesia’s religion?

Share of population Indonesia 2010 by religion

According to population census data in 2010, 87 percent of Indonesians declared themselves to be Muslim, followed by 9.87 percent who were Christian. Indonesia has the largest Islamic population in the world and for this reason is often recognized as a Muslim nation.

Do Muslims eat pork?

Islam prohibits eating of the flesh of swine, as it is a sin and impiety to do so. … The prohibition of pork in Islam may be found and mentioned directly in four chapter of Qur’an, i.e.: Al-Baqarah (2:173), Al-Ma’idah (5:3), Al-An’am (6:145), and Al-Nahl (16:115).

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