Belarus BY

1,035,071

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

20,643

Indicated decisions 2014

9.3 million

Population

6.8 million

Christians
123,000 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Belarus
  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Christian
  • Human Development Index

    53/187
  • Internet Access

    52.18% (62nd)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Belarusian (77.6%); Russian (13.2%); Polish (4.2%); Ukrainian (2.9%); All others (2.1%, mostly from the former USSR).
  • Common Languages

    Belarusian, Russian (more widely used)
  • Economy

    80% of industry is controlled by the state, and the nation is very dependent on Russian trade.
    Chernobyl disaster of 1986 still affects nation’s economic health.
  • History / Politics

    It is often called “Europe’s last dictatorship;” Dominated by Russia and its communist past.
    Nation is still operated very much like the Soviet Union of the past on a small scale.
  • Spirituality

    Orthodox and Catholic church are part of Slavic people, but controlled by government.
    Church building are mainly for ceremonial use: weddings, baptism, and burials.
    The state prohibits congregations of more than 20 people, so people meet in homes.
  • Prayers

    Pray for religious freedom so that the church can grow more openly.
    Pray that the church becomes much more than just a place for ceremonies.
    Pray for openness for the people and lessening of restrictions by the government.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.