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by Steve Ray on April 20, 2010

Christians now outnumber Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa by 2 to 1

A study published on April 15 by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has found that the number of Christians in sub-Saharan Africa grew from seven million in 1900 to 470 million today. During the same time period, the number of Muslims grew from 11 million to 234 million.

US ordination class of 2010: 31% foreign-born; 10% are converts

A survey of US seminarians who will be ordained this year has found that 31% were born outside the United States, with most coming from Mexico, Colombia, the Philippines, Poland and Vietnam.

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