Colombie

Population

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Les profils de pays ont pour objet de compléter la présentation des Églises avec quelques informations générales et d’esquisser le contexte dans lequel elles vivent. Il convient de les lire en conjonction avec les profils des Églises du pays correspondant.

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45600214
Superficie:1100000 km2
Capitale:Bogotà
PIB par habitant:1810 US$
Classification:Economie en développement
Langues:

Espagnol

Religions:

Chrétien: 97.00%

Christianisme:

Catholiques: 42200000

Protestants: 1270980

Indépendants: 703860

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Indigenous people lived in Colombia long before it was colonized by the Spanish in the 16th century. It became an independent country in 1819. Since then, two political parties, the conservatives and the liberals, have dominated the political scene. Socially, Colombia has been divided between the ruling elite and the poor masses. In the 20th century, several revolutionary movements have fought guerilla wars. Two of these are still active, but have lost much of the popular support. To counter the guerillas, the government has favoured the development of paramilitary groups. The rural population has been caught in between, and has suffered massive oppression, destruction and killings. Violence is also rampant in the cities, partly criminal, partly political. Production and trade of drugs, kidnapping, etc., have corrupted the social texture of the country. In this context, the Catholic Church which is the majority church, has sought to mediate in often dangerous conflict situations. Several churches and organizations have formed an ecumenical network, to accompany communities who are victims of social and political violence. Protestant missions started in the 19th century, and the Protestant churches, although in a minority, are actively involved in promoting peace and defending human rights. They are organized in the Evangelical Council of Colombia. In the 20th century Pentecostal and independent churches have established themselves in Colombia. About 50 percent of the Protestants are Pentecostal. The Evangelical Confederation of Colombia is affiliated with the WEA.

Plus d'informations sur la Colombie:

Visite de "lettres vivantes" en Colombie

Une équipe de représentants d'Eglises du monde entier a effectué une visite de solidarité aux Eglises, aux organisations oecuméniques et aux mouvements de la société civile en Colombie du 6 au 12 décembre 2008. En savoir plus...

 

Organisations et Conseils oecuméniques

Membres du COE basés en Colombie

Membres du COE présents en Colombie

Note: La liste des Eglises présentes dans chaque pays est encore en développement.

Mise a jour: 01/01/2006