04/07/2005 - The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life and the Council on Foreign Relations co-hosted a luncheon roundtable entitled, "Faith and Conflict: The Global Rise of Christianity" on March 2, 2005 at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
With more than two billion adherents worldwide, Christianity is both the world's largest and, in some regions, its fastest growing religion, and most of its growth is in the developing world. In parts of Africa and Asia, the growth of Pentecostal, evangelical and/or unique and indigenous forms of Christianity brings Christians into contact and often conflict with Muslim and other communities. Michael Nazir-Ali, the Pakistani-born Anglican Bishop of Rochester, who has been mentioned as a possible Archbishop of Canterbury, joined Mark Noll, one of America's most distinguished historians of religion, to discuss the implications of these important changes.
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