Asia is the largest and most populous continent and the birthplace of many religions including Buddhism , Christianity , Confucianism , Hinduism , Islam , Jainism , Judaism , Shinto , Sikhism , Taoism , and Zoroastrianism. All major religious traditions are practiced in the region and new forms are constantly emerging. Asia is noted for its diversity of culture. Islam and Hinduism are the largest religions in Asia with approx. Dharmic religions are the oldest religions of Asia. All Indian religions originated in the Indian subcontinent.
Christianity: Christianity in Asia
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Christianity in Asia has its roots in the very inception of Christianity , which originated from the life and teachings of Jesus in 1st-century Roman Judea. Christianity then spread through the missionary work of his apostles , first in the Levant and taking roots in the major cities such as Jerusalem and Antioch. According to tradition, further eastward expansion occurred via the preaching of Thomas the Apostle , who established Christianity in the Parthian Empire Iran and India.
It found that the number of priests worldwide dropped by 17 percent between and The largest decline was in Europe, which experienced a 32 percent drop — from , to , — in that time period. But as numbers continue to dwindle in Western countries, Africa and Asia are seeing a surge in those entering the priesthood. Africa saw a percent increase from 17, to 40, in the same time period, while Asia saw a percent increase from 27, to 60, Those numbers are convenient for the US and Europe, which are importing priests from those regions.