17th May 2009

“While traditional religious observance is declining in western Europe, religion is growing in many parts of the world. Christianity seems to be the fastest-growing religion in terms of conversions, while Islam is ahead on the birth-rate front. Christianity is reckoned to have around 2.1 billion adherents, with Islam's figure close to 1.5 billion. That's quite a lot of punters in the pews by any standards.”

Ron Ferguson