East-West Church & Ministry Report
Vol. 4, No. 3, Summer 1996, Covering the Former Soviet Union and East Central Europe

Practically Speaking

Please note that the East-West Church and Ministry Report has a new area code (630) for telephone and fax and a new e-mail address: melliott@wheaton.edu.


Law and Liberty Trust (LLT), which monitors religious liberty issues in the former Soviet Union, has a new address and e-mail: LLT, 333 Maple Ave. East, Suite 1085, Vienna, VA 22180; tel: 703-256-2000; fax: 703-319-3625; e-mail: 75050.3251@CompuServe.COM. In March 1996, LLT announced a merger with Christian Renewal Effort for Emerging Democracies (CREED), a religious rights advocacy group founded in 1980 by Dr. Ernest Gordon, former chaplain of Princeton University.  Contact LLT for Dr. Gordon's autobiography, Miracle on the River Kwai, a spiritual pilgrimage to faith through suffering, now available in Russian.  Also, Law and Liberty Trust President Lauren Homer has recently launched a newsletter, Liberty News.


Slovakia Country Report (1996) by John Casson and Juraj Kusnierik includes a brief but helpful overview of Catholicism, Protestantism, and Orthodoxy.  In addition to descriptions and full contact information, the study provides the following church statistics:

Church Number of Believers Percentage of Total Population
Roman Catholic 3,187,383 60.40
Lutheran 326,397 6.20
Eastern-Rite Catholic 178,733 3.40
Reformed 82,545 1.60
Orthodox  34,376  .60
Methodist 4,359 .08
Baptist 2,465 .05
Free Evangelical 1,861 .04
Apostolic 1,116 .02
The Report is available for $10 plus $5 shipping and handling from:
Ethics Development Initiative 
53 Romney St. 
London SWIP 3RF 
United Kingdom 
tel: 44-1455-617074 
fax: 44-1455-250534 
e-mail: 100276.317@compuserve.com
Stredo-Europska Nadacia (SEN) 
Liptovska 10 
82109 Bratislava 
tel: 42-7-521-6293 
fax: 42-7-521-6288 
e-mail: 100015.2663@compuserve.com
Central European Mission Fellowship 
add: Box 2191 
LaHabra, CA 90632 
tel: 1310-697-7413 
fax: 1310-691-3468 
e-mail: 100276.317@compuserve.com or 74553.546@compuserve.com

Practically Speaking, East-West Church & Ministry Report, 4 (Summer 1996), 13.

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