How many Syrian Refugees become Christians?

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How many Syrian refugees become Christians? Evangelical churches who assist in the resettlement efforts should be seeing a huge revival by now. But things aren’t exactly going according to plan.

Finland, a small Nordic country of about 5.5 million, accepted 300,000 refugees in 2015. A Finnish Christian newspaper, Uusei Tie, conducted a survey to investigate interest in Christianity among Muslim refugees. They reported:

The survey covered 165 Lutheran churches, selecting those where there is a reception centre within the parish area. The senior pastors were asked how many Muslim asylum seekers had been baptised among those who arrived to Finland in the autumn of 2015. 128 responses were received. In these churches a total of 117 Muslims had been baptised.

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