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English in United Kingdom

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
47,833,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.90 %   

English in United Kingdom

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Introduction / History
The English are a Germanic people who enterd Great Britain over 1500 years ago from Central Europe. Due to repeated conquests (Vikings, Norman French), mixing with the Celtic inhabitants of Britain, and acquisition of a large empire in the 17th-20th centuries, the English are ethnically quite diverse. England was a major power that created the most widely-spread colonial empire on the globe, which is now relinquished. England, as part of the U.K., maintains a great cultural influence throughout the world; the English language is a second language for many in the former empire and beyond.

Where are they located?
The English are found mainly in the United Kingdom and its remaining possessions (e.g. Bermuda, Gibraltar, Caribbean islands, etc), and also in many other nations around the world, as well as many of English descent in the United States, Canada, Australia, etc.

What are their lives like?
Millions of English live in large cities (London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, etc.) but also in small towns and country villages. Most live at a "First World" level in comfortable homes with sufficient employment, entertainment and access to all aspects of modern life.

What are their beliefs?
Though nominally a Christian nation, with a great Christian heritage, most English are secularized. It is stated that more people in England attend mosque (due to a large influx of Muslims from former colonial areas since 1960) than church, and there is validity to this claim. England is an example of a post-Christian culture, though the Church is stronger here than on much of the European continent. The English are susceptible, like other secularized populations, to a wide range of beliefs from astrology to Buddhism, though in the main they are likely materialistic, practical atheists.

What are their needs?
The English have gone from overweening imperial pride to industrial melancholy and malaise. Their nation once sent out Christian missionaries to all parts of the earth, and was shaped by successive Evangelical Revivals in the 18th and 19th century. A new Revival is needed to reshape the character of the English.

Prayer Points
* Pray for revival by the power of the Word preached.
* Pray that revival will spread thought England and give new purpose to many who are living aimlessly.
* Pray that the English will recapture the spirit and resources they once used to evangelize much of the world and send out missionaries again.
* Pray that Christians in England will be boldly filled with the Holy Spirit and will speak out against the ills of their society, and for the cause of Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Church in England will become an example of ethnic harmony and diversity as it welcomes people from non-English backgrounds now living in the U.K.

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Country: United Kingdom
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: English
People Name General: British
Alternate People Names:
AnglophonesScot
ScottishWhite
ROP3 Code: 102927
Joshua Project People ID: 11140
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 47,833,000
Population all Countries: 52,310,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Anglo-Celt
People Name General: British
Ethnic Code: CEW19
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: English (47,833,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): eng    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Anglican
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity60.00 %(Evangelical: 8.90 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious39.00 % 
Other / Small1.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican79.00 %
Independent2.00 %
Protestant5.00 %
Orthodox2.00 %
Other Christian4.00 %
Roman Catholic8.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1530-1995
New Testament:
1380-2011Audio
Complete Bible: 1382-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in English
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Audio RecordingsThe Promise (StoryRunners Oral Bible Sto ...
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGeneral Ministry Resources
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoGood Seed Evangelistic Materials
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in English
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoWalk with Jesus (Africa, JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralOpen-licensed Bible stories on mobile ap ...
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: English Standard Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: King James Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: New American Standard
Text / Printed MatterBible: New International Version
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles Commentary
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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English in United Kingdom

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