A. THE COUNTRY
The Republic of Slovenia is in an important location between Western
Europe and the Balkans. It has a parliamentary democracy with a
coalition government. Once a part of Yugoslavia, it is the first former
Communist country to hold presidency of the EU (2008). The country has
good infrastructure, an educated workforce, and has moved from borrower
to donor status with the World Bank.
B. THE PEOPLE
The population is ~2,025,000 and the official languages are Slovene,
Hungarian and Italian.
~94.5% are Slavic, ~5.5% Other (German/Austrian, Hungarian, Italian).
C. RELIGIONS AND CHRISTIANITY/PENTECOSTALISM
There is a traditional Catholic culture that is rapidly giving way to
~54.18% claim to be Christian, ~43.79% Non-religious, ~1.95% Muslim,
~0.04% Other, ~0.02% Baha’i, ~0.01% Jewish, ~0.01% Buddhist.
In the Christian category:
~44.2% are Catholic, ~7.88% Unaffiliated, ~2% Orthodox, ~1.07%
Protestant, ~0.06% Independent.
Evangelicals represent ~0.1% of the population.
Charismatics represent ~0.1% and of those <0.1% are Pentecostals.
Operation World, Jason Mandryk. Colorado Springs: Biblica Publishing, 2010.