Finlândia

Superfície:
338145 km2
Habitantes:
5345826
Capital:
Helsínquia

Mission work
ECM is active in Lapland, the northernmost region of Finland. At the moment, we are involved in children's and youth work, but in the future we want to expand our involvement with work among the elderly, Bible translation work and literacy projects. Although we want to reach all people in northern Finland, we feel a special calling to work among the indigenous Sami people. Special attention requires one of their nine languages, Inari, which experiences a revival at the moment.

ECM longs for
In some European countries secularization is nothing new. In Finland the 'exodus' from the church started much later, around twenty years ago. However, it went very fast since then. Most Finns aren't religious anymore, but they are still spiritual. New age is extremely popular, especially in the north. ECM recognizes this spiritual longing and wants to present the Gospel as the answer for people. Many Finns look for meaning and are open for all kinds of answers, let's use that opportunity!

Religiões

Cristão
84%
Sem religião
16%
Mulçumano
0.56%

Cristãos

Protestantismo
83%
Ortodoxo
1.11%
Católico
0.18%

Facts

Economy
Specialized and primarily high-tech, export oriented economy, supported by the traditional economy based largely on wood products. Solid economic growth since the late 1990s, but unemployment (especially of minorities) remains a concern.

The statistics are meant to give an impression, not to stigmatise. Statistics taken from "Operation World, 7th edition, 2010", see also www.operationworld.org

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