Eritrea: the opportunities

Prayer Needs:


Pray for the return of Christian missionaries to serve the Church.




People: located in refugee camps in Ethiopia









Official language:  There is no official language. Tigrinya, Arabic and English are most widely used. There are eleven languages in the country.


Religion:  There is some freedom of religion but the fine balance between the Muslim and Christian population tempers that freedom with restrictive policies. The Christian population is somewhat limited to the Orthodox Church, which is weak both in public influence and in the influence of individual members.


Religion type:                                     % of population          Approx number


Muslim                                                      47.97                            1,847,031


Christian                                                   47.43                            1,826,239


Non-Religious                                           4.00                              154,016


Traditional ethnic                                       0.60                              23,102