Czech Republic

Description

While industrialization and urbanization have changed the physical look of traditional Czech areas, Bohemia and, to a lesser extent, Moravia remain separate entities with unique national and cultural histories. It is common practice in southern Bohemia and southeastern Moravia to serve regional specialties and to dress in traditional folk costumes on holidays and other special events. Wooden buildings are characteristic of several rural locations.

Emigration to urban areas in Austria-urban Hungary and other countries, especially the United States, slowed population growth in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The most significant trend during the federation years was the continuous increase in population. Lifestyle changes related to urbanization and increased employment of women outside the home contributed to this very moderate pace of growth. But since the mid-1990s, the Czech Republic’s population has been falling steadily. Due to a declining birthrate and an increasing average life expectancy, the average age of the Czech population has risen by the turn of the twenty-first century.

The nationalization of all church property in 1949 meant that no official data on religion were recorded throughout the communist era, but the government nonetheless supported church activities. The official ideology of the communist government was atheism, and the role of the churches was mainly confined to religious rites. Even though religious freedom was reinstated in 1989, a large majority of Czechs still identified as atheist or agnostic by the turn of the millennium. An estimated 10% of Czechs identify as Roman Catholic, thanks mainly to Pope John Paul II’s visit to the country in April 1990. The Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren is the largest of several minor Protestant denominations in the Czech Republic. The Czechoslovak Hussite Church, founded in 1920 but changed its name in 1972, claims the allegiance of a large portion of the Czech population.


Facts

President: Miloš Zeman

Language: Czech

Currency: Czech koruna or Czech crown (Kč / CZK)

Main sport: Soccer

Figures

Population: 10, 512, 000

Land area: 30,452 sq mi

Unemployment rate: 2.89 %

Population below poverty line: 8.61%.

Faith

Roman Catholic: 9.3%

Evangelical: 2.4%

Other: 88.3%

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These leaders with experience join us to receive supervision for their ministry or initiative from a Ministry Coordinator. They can raise support through us, and their financial accounts are accessed ten (10) percent administrative fee.

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Each church is independent and autonomous and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that, therefore, Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from the dictation or patronage of the other.

We believe that a visible church is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, buried with Him in baptism and associated for worship, work and fellowship.

We believe that to these visible churches were committed for observance “until He comes,” the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper; and that God has laid upon these churches the task of persuading a lost world to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and to enthrone Him as Lord and Master. We believe that righteous living, good works and proper social concern are essential products of the gospel.

We believe, therefore, that those who accept Christ as their Lord and Savior will rejoice forever in God’s presence and those who refuse to accept Christ as Lord and Savior will be forever separated from God.
We believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, His high priestly intercession for His people and His personal, visible return to the world according to His promise.