Pray for: Kiribati

Flag for Kiribati

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Pacific
Capital: Tarawa
Population: 135,763
% Urban: 56.3 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 35.8 %
Official Language: English, but I-Kiribati is more widely spoken
Languages: 3
Literacy Rate: 93 %
Life Expectancy: 67.4 yrs (177/236)
HDI Ranking: 136 / 189
% Christian: 98.5 %
% Evangelical: 7.2 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 98.5 %
People Groups: 5
% Unevangelized: 1 %


Title: Kiribati

Tier: 1

Type: country

The once-strong Congregational Church (Kiribati Protestant) is in slow decline and losing members to other groups. The theological college in Tarawa is not evangelical. Pray for a return to the Bible. Nominalism and syncretism with traditional spiritist practices are all too common.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.