Ray Ndlovu has been a correspondent for the Mail & Guardian in Zimbabwe since 2009.
His areas of interest include politics and business.
Here are six facts about Christianity in South Korea: South Korea has no majority religious group.
Its population includes a plurality of people with no religious affiliation (46%) and significant shares of Christians (29%) and Buddhists (23%).
Pope Francis will travel to South Korea this week for Asian Youth Day, making his third international trip as pontiff.
He’ll be visiting a country that has experienced considerable religious change in recent decades.
With a BSc honours degree in journalism and media studies, Ray aspires to become a media mogul.
Although the term refers to the physical dispersal of Jews throughout the world, it also carries religious, philosophical, political, and eschatological connotations, inasmuch as the Jews perceive a special relationship between the land of , an estimated 5,000,000 Jews lived outside Palestine, about four-fifths of them within the Roman Empire, but they looked to Palestine as the centre of their religious and cultural life.
Although Reform Jews still commonly maintain that the Diaspora in the and elsewhere is a valid expression of God’s will, the Central Conference of American Rabbis in 1937 officially abrogated the Pittsburgh Platform of 1885, which declared that Jews should no longer look forward to a return to Israel.
The population of Scotland stood at 5.3 million at the time of the 2011 census.
Scots are also more likely to leave their homeland and settle elsewhere than any other English-speaking peoples.
South Korea’s current president, Park Geun-hye, is an atheist with connections to Buddhism and Catholicism, according to the Council on Foreign Relations.
In 1900, only 1% of the country’s population was Christian, but largely through the efforts of missionaries and churches, Christianity has grown rapidly in South Korea over the past century.