Pray for: Greece

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Europe
Capital: Athens
Population: 10,370,747
% Urban: 80 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 13.9 %
Official Language: Greek
Languages: 24
Literacy Rate: 98 %
HDI Ranking: 32 / 189
% Christian: 91.5 %
% Evangelical: 0.4 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 91.5 %
People Groups: 50
Least Reached People Groups: 10
% Unevangelized: 3 %

Greece

Title: Greece

Tier: 1

Type: country

Greece’s economic and social problems cause much uncertainty and disruption. The economic meltdown, and the protests and riots that followed, shook the country’s foundations. The fallout from these issues will shape Greece’s politics and economy for years to come. Pray this difficult time will drive the nation to cry out to God, and to rediscover the Christian faith which so shaped Greece for so many centuries.

Greece

Title: Greece

Tier: 1

Type: country

Greece was the first European country to be evangelized (Acts 16:10), but Christianity is now mostly a cultural expression. Less than 3% of the population regularly attend church. Evangelical churches represent less than 0.5% of the population, including all non-Greek evangelicals. The Macedonian call to evangelize is just as valid today.

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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.