Estimates of how many Christians are in the Holy Land are a source of lively debate. Christians are between 2 to 3% of the total population of the Holy Land today (over 2% in Israel and Jordan and under 2% in Palestine). Continue reading How many Christians are there in the Holy Land?
Christians in Palestine are a part of the Christian population in the Holy Land. They represent 1.25% of the population in Palestine (50,000 Christians over 4,000,000 inhabitants). Continue reading Situation of Christians in Palestine
Christian Palestinians have known a long history of emigration, since the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Earlier waves of migration were motivated by bad political and economic conditions in the Ottoman Empire. Continue reading Emigration of Christians from the Holy Land
Christians in the Holy Land constitute a mosaic of communities. Firstly, there is a great diversity of Christian confessions. Byzantine (or Greek) Orthodox and Catholic (who together make up the vast majority of Christians in the Holy Land), Roman (or Latin) Catholic, Maronites, Armenians, Syrian Orthodox and Catholic, Copts, Ethiopians, Anglicans, Lutherans and a plethora of Evangelical groups. Continue reading The Christians of the Holy Land