Proof that political privilege is harmful for Christianity
In a commentary, Asst Prof Nilay Saiya from the public policy and global affairs programme at NTU discussed why Christianity is growing in some countries but declining in others. In a peer-reviewed study published this month in the journal Sociology of Religion, Asst Prof Saiya and his team challenged the perceived wisdom that education and affluence spell Christianity’s demise, and found that the most important determinant of Christian vitality is the extent to which governments give official support to Christianity through their laws and policies. However, it is not in the way devout believers might expect.
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