Here are some statistics from Philip Jenkin's book The Next Christendom:
- At the beginning of the 20th century, Europeans dominated the world church with 70.6% of the Christian population. By the end of the 20th century, the percentage had shrunk to 28% with Latin America and Africa providing 43% of the world's Christians.
- In 1900, Africa had 10 million Christians representing 10% of the population. In 2000, there were 360 million Christians representing 50% of the population.
- The number of African Christians is growing at around 2.36% annually.
- In 2050 Christianity will chiefly be the religion of Africa and the African diaspora.
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