Why Hungary Needs the Gospel
- Only 2.8% of Hungary’s 9.8 million people are Evangelical Christians.
- Many professions are restricted from sharing their faith in the workplace - teachers and doctors are especially forbidden.
Over the past four centuries, Hungary has moved from being an almost entirely Protestant nation, to many reverting to Catholicism during the Counter Reformation, and then discrimination and control over Christians under Communism. Freedom of religion has been guaranteed since 1990, and although still 88% of Hungarians identify themselves as Christians, they have lost sight of the gospel. Many are turning instead to secularism, hedonism and materialism, and there is also a rise in eastern religions and occult practices. Although there is a small Evangelical movement that is growing in size, there are still many cities and towns with no churches.
Most statistics taken from Operation World 7th Edition (2010).