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Religions

ReligionAdherentsPercentage
Christianity2.382 billion31.11%
Islam1.907 billion24.9%
Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist1.193 billion15.58%
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Why Christianity?

With over 30% of the world population confessing to be Christians, you are bound to have a Christian colleague. With this in mind I made a short video on some words and phrases you might find in a conversation with a Christian colleague.

easter message

“Happy Easter to everyone who is celebrating today.

I know that for many people that means chocolate eggs and the Easter bunny and hot cross buns and all the rest of it and I will certainly be joining in.

But let’s not lose sight of the fact that this is Christianity’s most important festival.

And that, while churches are open, the ongoing Coronavirus restrictions mean that once again it won’t be possible for many Christians to mark Easter in the way that they would like.

But if there’s one thing British Christians have shown us this year it’s that Jesus Christ is “the way, and the truth, and the life” not just today but every day.

His teachings, and the message of his death and resurrection, permeate through every aspect of daily life.

That’s why I’ve lost count of the number of church leaders and congregations that have stepped up to support us all in these very challenging times.

Millions of Good Samaritans, each of them showing what loving thy neighbour as thyself really looks like in 21st century Britain.

And having done all that during the darkest days of the pandemic, churches across the UK are now helping us light the path out of it by opening their doors as vaccination centres.

It’s really, very moving to see it.

This has been a very tough 12 months.

But, as ever, the arrival of Easter brings with it new hope.

And, this year more than ever, it brings the promise of brighter days ahead for us all.

So stay safe, keep following the rules, and have a very happy Easter.” – Easter message by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson as reported on in itv.

Useful words for casual conversations

celebrate – verb –  to do something special or enjoyable for an important event, occasion, holiday, etc.
bunny – noun – A rabbit, especially a juvenile.
bun(s) – noun –  a small, round or long bread for one person to eat
join(ing) – verb – to do something with (a person or group)
festival – noun – a special time or event when people gather to celebrate something
ongoing – adjective – presently or currently happening; being in progress.
restriction – noun – a law or rule that limits or controls something
teachings – noun – The particular message or curriculum that is taught.
resurrection – noun – The act of arising from the dead.
permeate – verb – To enter and spread through. 
congregation(s) – noun – the people who are attending a religious service.
challenging – adjective -difficult in a certain way. 
thy – noun – (archaic) That belongs to thee.
churches – noun – a building that is used for Christian religious services.

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