- Religion in Kiribati
According to 2005 government statistics, major religious groups include: the
Roman Catholic Church, 55 percent; Kiribati Protestant Church, 36 percent; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints(Mormons), 3 percent; the Baha'i Faith, 2 percent; and the Seventh-day Adventists, 2 percent. [http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2007/90139.htm International Religious Freedom Report 2007: Kiribati] . United States Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor(September 14, 2007). "This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain."] Several of the smaller Christian churches claim to have higher numbers of adherents, but there is no independent confirmation. Persons with no religious affiliation account for less than one percent of the population. Members of the Catholic Church are concentrated in the northern islands, while Protestants are the majority in the southern islands. Missionariesintroduced Christianity into the area in the mid-19th century. They are currently present and operate freely.
The Constitution provides for
freedom of religion, and the Government generally respects this right in practice. Societal abuses or discrimination based on religious belief or practice occur, but are relatively infrequent.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Kiribati — (gil) Kiribati (fr) … Wikipédia en Français
Kiribati — This article is about the island nation. For other uses, see Kiribati (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Kiritimati, an island in the Line Islands and part of Kiribati. Republic of Kiribati Ribaberiki Kiribati … Wikipedia
Kiribati — Republic of Kiribati Ribaberikin Kiribati República de Kiribati … Wikipedia Español
Kiribati — Ribaberiki Kiribati (gilbertes.) Republic of Kiribati (engl.) Republik Kiribati … Deutsch Wikipedia
Kiribati — Ki|ri|ba|ti; s: Inselstaat im Pazifischen Ozean. * * * Kiribati Kurzinformation: Fläche: 811 km2 Einwohner: (2000) 87 000 Hauptstadt: Bairiki Amtssprachen: Gilbertesisch, Englisch … Universal-Lexikon
Religion in Bangladesch — গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ Ganaprajātantrī Bāṃlādeś Volksrepublik Bangladesch … Deutsch Wikipedia
Kiribati — Republikken Kiribati er et ørige i Stillehavet. Landets 33 øer er spredt over 3.800 kilometer omkring ækvator. Dets navn udtales /kiribas/, som er en mikronesisk transliteration af det tidligere engelske navn for den store gruppe af øerne, the… … Danske encyklopædi
Religion in New Zealand — The Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell, Auckland. Religion in New Zealand is dominated demographically by Christianity, at just over half of the population at the 2006 New Zealand Census although regular church attendance … Wikipedia
Religion in Nauru — Christianity is the primary religion in Nauru. [http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2007/90147.htm International Religious Freedom Report 2007: Nauru] . United States Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (September 14, 2007). This article… … Wikipedia
Religion in Samoa — Mulivai Cathedral, Apia (Catholic), Samoa. The earthquake damaged Cathedral has now been demolished … Wikipedia