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Germany

Federal Republic of Germany

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Geography

Area: 357,042 sq km

Strategically placed in the centre of Europe and of the expanding EU.

Population: 82,056,775    Annual Growth: -0.09%

Capital: Berlin

Urbanites: 73.8%

HDI Rank: 22 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 82 (23% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: German. There are over 95 million German-speakers worldwide    Languages: 69 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians52,721,47864.25-0.9
Evangelicals1,740,8802.10.9

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Challenges for Prayer

The EKD is a federation of 23 Lutheran, Reformed and United Protestant regional/national churches, but it suffers deep divisions on many levels. The more evangelical/conservative groups and congregations are concentrated in Württemberg, Siegerland and south Saxony. Steadily declining attendance – and therefore income – translates into not only low morale for congregations, but also increasingly empty and crumbling physical structures. Many of the Lutheran clergy do not even believe in life after death; it is often difficult for born-again ministers in the EKD to openly minister in their own churches! Since 2001, the need for evangelization is recognized, and new church-development concepts enjoy popularity; without a return to genuine faith in the Bible, however, new concepts and programmes will never replace the need for renewal.

     For an additional 12 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Germany.