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Druze in France


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
25,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Druze in France

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Introduction / History
The Druze do not allow converts to their religion. Either you were born a Druze or you can never become a Druze. Evidence suggests that in the past some outsiders could inch their way into the group, but this is not so today.

Take this inner isolation and mix it with the Druze ability to blend with their surroundings and set these ingredients in secular France. This presents a unique challenge to believers who wish to reach this unreached people group. Only the Holy Spirit can penetrate to the level of one's heart beliefs. And only He can melt the mental barriers that guard the Druze mindset from seeing the uniqueness of Jesus Christ.

Where are they located?
Most of the Druze in France live in Paris.

What are their lives like?
In whatever country they live or travel, the Druze feel free to worship with the dominant religion of that society. So in the Christian West they might merge with traditional Christianity. And in secular France, they can easily merge with secularism.

What are their beliefs?
The father of the Druze religion was Hakim, a Muslim caliph who lived in Cairo, Egypt. In A.D. 996, he started a Muslim reform movement, proposed a new teaching of religious unity and implemented a belief in human-only reincarnation.

Although they sprang out of Egyptian Islam, they have borrowed many teachings from other religions and cultures. From Judaism they believe in Moses and the prophets; from Christianity they believe that Jesus will return at the climax of history; from Hinduism they believe in the reincarnation and transmigration of souls; and from Greek philosophy they believe in the idea of ultimate reason and Aristotle's logic.

What are their needs?
The Druze need to know about the uniqueness of Jesus Christ as the final and ultimate Lord of all. They would probably be drawn to the philosophical tone of the Gospel of John, which also strongly addresses why we need to look to Jesus and no other. In a land where there is freedom of religion, believers can distribute the Gospel of John to the Druze.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Christ followers in France will reach out to Druze students and business people.
* Pray that the Holy Spirit will reveal to Druze leaders that the Lord Jesus Christ as the only way to eternal life.
* Pray that there will be a disciple-making movement among the Druze in France that will spread back to their Middle Eastern homelands.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2007-03-11
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Country: France
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Druze
People Name General: Druze
ROP3 Code: 102733
Joshua Project People ID: 11620
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 25,000
Population all Countries: 976,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Levant
People Name General: Druze
Ethnic Code: CMT31
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Arabic, North Levantine Spoken (25,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): apc    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Sub-division:Druze
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small100.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1939-1981
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsArabic Bibles Online
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoThe Story
Film / VideoTogether Toward Growth
Film / VideoTogether Toward Growth (EngSub)
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible )
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Druze in France

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People Cluster
    Arab, Levant     Europe, Western    
      Druze France    
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            Druze in France          
      Religion Language  
      Other / Small     Arabic, North Levantine Spoken  
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