Christianity is a minority religion in Muslim-majority nations like Somalia, with an estimated 1,000 practitioners in a population of over 10 million inhabitants. Christianity is a minority religion in Somalia right now, with no more than 2,000 practitioners (about 0.02% of the population).

Over the past 100 years, Christians grew from less than 10 percent of Africa’s population to its nearly 500 million today. One out of four Christians in the world presently is an Africa, and the Pew Research Center estimates that will grow to 40 percent by 2030.

In the 14th century many Somalis, converted to Islam by Arabs from across the Red Sea, began their expansion southward from the arid steppes to their present borders, which overflow what was traditionally known as Somaliland. History. Around 1200 A.D., Somali people appeared in southern Ethiopia and then migrated into northern Kenya 150 years later. They then gradually moved north and occupied the Horn of Africa.

British Somaliland remained a protectorate of Britain until 1960. To the extent that Italy held the territory by UN mandate, the trusteeship provisions gave the Somalis the opportunity to gain experience in political education and self-government.

The Republic of Somalia was formed in 1960 by the federation of a former Italian colony and a British protectorate. Mohamed Siad Barre (Maxamed Siyaad Barre) held dictatorial rule over the country from October 1969 until January 1991, when he was overthrown in a bloody civil war waged by clan-based guerrillas.

The Somali Christian Development Network (SOCDEN) acknowledged that the most Somali christian society are living in Europe including Sweden, Italy, Norway, Finland and France, as well as UK and the United States of America (USA). There is some others living in Africa and Asia and the Arab states.

SOCDEN which is an NGO that aims to assist Christians and non- Christian communities realize that truth is the only way everybody can survive and needs to do bilateral survey in order to register and know the current number of Somali Christian community worldwide. This means to keep up the Christian values, such as non-violence, and mutual respect, and forgiveness, irrespectively of their creed, race, ethnic origin, social and political affiliation and nationality through their leaders.

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