Belgien

Bevölkerung

Zu den Länderprofilen

Die Länderprofile sollen Hintergrundinformationen und Kontextbeschreibungen zu den Artikeln über die Mitgliedskirchen liefern. Sie sind in Verbindung mit den betreffenden Kirchenprofilen zu lesen.

Quellen der statistischen Angaben anzeigen

*:
10359127
Fläche:30510 km2
Hauptstadt:Brussels
BNE je Einw.:25760 US$
Einstufung:Entwickelte Wirtschaft
Sprachen:

Französisch

Niederländisch

Deutsch

Religionen:

Christlich: 88.00%

Muslimisch: 4.00%

Andere: 1.00%

Buddhist, Jewish and other 1%
Christentum:

Katholiken: 8747706

Protestanten: 143990

Orthodoxe: 48200

Unabhängige: 69710

Google maps

Belgium has been a constitutional monarchy since 1830. It has a largely federalized government system in order to accommodate the language areas (Dutch- speaking Flanders, French-speaking Wallonia, Brussels where both languages are used, and a small German-speaking area). Belgium has a modern industrialized and commercial economy. It is one of the six founding members of the European Union, and the offices of the EU Commission and Council are located in Brussels. Several European churches and ecumenical organizations have established offices in Brussels, to liaise with the EU. The Catholic Church is the majority church in Belgium. Historically, the Reformation had a strong impact in the area, but the independence struggle of the Netherlands and the Counter-Reformation led to the re-establishment of the Catholic Church. The relationships of the small Protestant churches and groups with the Catholic Church have been difficult for a long time, but have been normalized in the recent past. The WCC member church is the United Protestant Church of Belgium. Evangelicals and Pentecostals make up about 50 percent of the Protestants, and together with the Charismatics 3 percent of the Christian population (2000). There is a small but growing Orthodox presence. A consultative body groups the Anglican, Catholic, Orthodox and United Protestant churches. There are two Evangelical Alliances, one Dutch, and one French speaking, which are affiliated with the WEA.

 

Ökumenische Organisationen und Räte

ÖRK-Mitgliedskirchen mit Hauptsitz in Belgien

ÖRK-Mitgliedskirchen vertreten in Belgien

Anm.: Die Liste der in den einzelnen Ländern vertretenen Kirchen wird noch bearbeitet.

Letzte Aktualisierung: 01.01.2006