What is the Source of Hope?

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The Christian gospel is a message of hope for all. However, it is not the only promoted avenue of ‘hope’ in our contemporary world. From competing world religions to secular ambitions and pleasures, the world is continually asking, ‘What is the source of hope?’

Global Interests

Digital interest in Christianity is meager compared to sex, money, and entertainment.

Global Values

Love, Science, and the Self are the leading global values.

World Religions

Contrary to predictions of mass secularization by Western academics in the middle of the 20th century, the world is more rather than less religious compared to 50 years ago.

Religious Diversity

Aside from Hindus, Christians are the most likely religious group to be unfamiliar with witnessing to their faith in contexts where they are the minority.


The most dominant global religious change in the coming decades will be those leaving Christianity for unaffiliated.


Islam will likely remain the fastest growing world religion.


Hinduism remains concentrated within India – along with Nepal – and the Indian diaspora. By 2050, the United States will have the world’s fifth largest Hindu population.


Buddhism is still predominantly a religion of East, South, and Southeast Asia.


Because of 20th century European migrations, more Jewish people live in the United States than in any other country. Israel, however, is predicted to have the world’s largest Jewish population by 2050.