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Worldwide Church of God California - - - - 1994 *LINK* Hexham, Irving. Concise Dictionary of Religion. Carol Stream, USA: InterVarsity Press (1994). (v. online 6 Oct. 1999) "WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF GOD... founded by Herbert W. ARMSTRONG in 1933... The Church, which experienced a major split in the 1970s, is based in Pasadena California, USA, where it operates Ambassador College. "
Worldwide Church of God Canada - - - - 1960 *LINK* official website of Worldwide Church of God; webpage: "A Brief History of the Worldwide Church of God " (viewed 23 April 2005) "In 1947, Herbert Armstrong moved his ministry to southern California, so that he could have better access to the radio industry. He also began a small school to train leaders for the church -- Ambassador College, in Pasadena... the ministry continued to grow as time was purchased on more and more radio stations. Since the message went out by radio throughout North America, the people who responded to the message were scattered throughout the United States and Canada. Young graduates of Ambassador College were then sent to various cities to gather the believers into small churches. The church grew rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s. "
Worldwide Church of God Fiji - - 3
units
- 2005 *LINK* official website: Worldwide Church of God (Australia); webpage: "Pacific Contacts " (viewed 23 April 2005) FIJI
KANAIMAWI, Epeli (Pastor): 67 9 332 0839
LEE, Peter: 679 330 0196
COLATI, Isei: 679 332 0672 [Email addresses also listed.]
Worldwide Church of God Germany 400 - - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Religionswissenschaftlicher Medien- und Informationsdienst e.V. " [REMID: Religious Studies Media and Information Service, Marburg, Germany]; web page: "Informationen und Standpunkte " (viewed 2 Aug. 1999). Table: "Religious communities in Germany: Numbers of members " [data published July, 1999]; Listed as "Weltweite Kirche Gottes " in table. Source: Internet. In comments column: "Mitglieder in D, ?und CH "
Worldwide Church of God India - - 4
units
- 2005 *LINK* official website: Worldwide Church of God (Australia); webpage: "Asia Contacts " (viewed 23 April 2005) India [lists phone numbers, email addresses for each]
Bangalore: D¹COSTA, Joe (Pastor)
Chennai: BENJAMIN, Jesudoss
Hyderabad/Secunderabad: ZACHARIAH, Danny (Pastor)
Mumbai: MATHEW, Mathews
Worldwide Church of God Indonesia - - 1
unit
- 2005 *LINK* official website: Worldwide Church of God (Australia); webpage: "Asia Contacts " (viewed 23 April 2005) INDONESIA
WONG Mein Kong (Malaysia) (Contact): 60 3 4105 6421; meinkong@tm.net.my
Worldwide Church of God Malaysia - - 1
unit
- 2005 *LINK* official website: Worldwide Church of God (Australia); webpage: "Asia Contacts " (viewed 23 April 2005) MALAYSIA: WONG Mein Kong (Pastor): 60 3 4105 6421; meinkong@tm.net.my
Worldwide Church of God Myanmar - - 1
unit
- 2005 *LINK* official website: Worldwide Church of God (Australia); webpage: "Asia Contacts " (viewed 23 April 2005) MYANMAR: WONG Mein Kong (Malaysia) (Pastor): 60 3 4105 6421; meinkong@tm.net.my
Worldwide Church of God New Zealand 990 0.03% - - 1986 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Minor Churches (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Listed in table as "World Wide Church of God "
Worldwide Church of God New Zealand 825 0.02% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Minor Churches (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Listed in table as "World Wide Church of God "
Worldwide Church of God New Zealand 624 0.02% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Minor Churches (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Listed in table as "World Wide Church of God "
Worldwide Church of God New Zealand - - 15
units
- 2005 *LINK* official website: Worldwide Church of God (Australia); webpage: "New Zealand Contacts " (viewed 23 April 2005) New Zealand Contacts [lists phone numbers, email addresses for each]
Auckland: MORGAN, Rex (Pastor); THOMPSON, Robert; WONG, David
Christchurch: MORGAN, Rex (Pastor); THOMPSON, Betty
Hamilton (North): WONG, David
Hamilton (Central): THOMPSON, Robert
Hawke¹s Bay: RICHARDS, Dennis (Pastor)
Invercargill: EVANS, Les
Palmerston North: RICHARDS, Dennis (Pastor)
Rotorua: LINDOP, Peter
Tauranga: REIN, June
Wellington: RICHARDS, Dennis (Pastor); GORDON, Dennis; MACDONALD, Maureen
Worldwide Church of God Oceania - - 62
units
- 2005 *LINK* official website: Worldwide Church of God (Australia); webpages: "Australian Contacts " [http://www.wcg.org.au/australia.htm]; "New Zealand Contact " [http://www.wcg.org.au/new_zealand.htm]; "Pacific Contact " [http://www.wcg.org.au/pacific.htm] (viewed 23 April 2005) [Branches/contacts listed for each country] Australia: 40; New Zealand: 15; Fiji: 3; Papua New Guinea: 1; Solomon Islands: 1; Vanuatu: 2
Worldwide Church of God Oregon - - - - 1933 web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance; webpage: "Anglo-Israelism; British Israelism; Worldwide Church of God "; URL: http://www.religioustolerance.org/anglo_is.htm (viewed 1 May 1999) [NOTE: Statistics and most info pertaining to Worldwide Church of God were subsequently removed from this page after the denomination renounced British Israelism] "Inspired by the teachings of the Church of God 7th day Herbert W. Armstrong (1896-1986) started the Worldwide Church of God in Eugene OR in 1933. "
Worldwide Church of God Papua New Guinea - - 1
unit
- 2005 *LINK* official website: Worldwide Church of God (Australia); webpage: "Pacific Contacts " (viewed 23 April 2005) PAPUA NEW GUINEA
LATHAM, Mark (Australia): 61 2 9890 7710; mark1@froggy.com.au
Worldwide Church of God Singapore - - 1
unit
- 2005 *LINK* official website: Worldwide Church of God (Australia); webpage: "Asia Contacts " (viewed 23 April 2005) SINGAPORE: ZACHARIAH, Joe: 65 6545 3813; jazach@pacific.net.sg
Worldwide Church of God Solomon Islands - - 1
unit
- 2005 *LINK* official website: Worldwide Church of God (Australia); webpage: "Pacific Contacts " (viewed 23 April 2005) SOLOMON ISLANDS
LEWIS, Doug (Australia): 61 3 9761 1121; dlewis@cyberspace.net.au
Worldwide Church of God Sri Lanka - - 1
unit
- 2005 *LINK* official website: Worldwide Church of God (Australia); webpage: "Asia Contacts " (viewed 23 April 2005) SRI LANKA: DAVID, Merryl: 94 31 22 335; merryl@astron.lk
Worldwide Church of God Thailand - - 1
unit
- 2005 *LINK* official website: Worldwide Church of God (Australia); webpage: "Asia Contacts " (viewed 23 April 2005) THAILAND: WONG Mein Kong (Malaysia) (Pastor): 60 3 4105 6421; meinkong@tm.net.my
Worldwide Church of God Tonga - - - - 1989 Douglas, Norman & Ngaire Douglas. Tonga: A Guide. Newstead, Brisbane, Australia: Albion Press (1989); pg. 167-168. "Listed here are the main churches & [phone] numbers for confirming the times & locations of services... Anglican Church... Baha'I Faith... Catholic Church... Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints... Church of Tonga... Feohi'anga Tokaikola... Free Wesleyan Church... Free Church of Tonga... Seventh-Day Adventist... Tonga Gospel Fellowship... United Pentecostal Church... Worldwide Church of God. "
Worldwide Church of God USA - - - - 1960 *LINK* official website of Worldwide Church of God; webpage: "A Brief History of the Worldwide Church of God " (viewed 23 April 2005) "In 1947, Herbert Armstrong moved his ministry to southern California, so that he could have better access to the radio industry. He also began a small school to train leaders for the church -- Ambassador College, in Pasadena... the ministry continued to grow as time was purchased on more and more radio stations. Since the message went out by radio throughout North America, the people who responded to the message were scattered throughout the United States and Canada. Young graduates of Ambassador College were then sent to various cities to gather the believers into small churches. The church grew rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s. "
Worldwide Church of God USA - - - - 1970 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance; webpage: "Worldwide Church of God founded by Herbert W. Armstrong " (viewed 23 April 2005) Latest update: 2004-SEP-06; Author: B.A. Robinson "The [Worldwide Church of God] founder's son, Garner Ted Armstrong (1930-2003) took over the TV programming in 1957, and the radio programs in the late 1960's. 'During the 1960s and 1970s, he was seen by an estimated 20 million Americans on television every week, and his radio show was transmitted to every continent on about 300 radio stations.' " [Source: "Garner Ted Armstrong, " Telegraph.co.uk, 2003-SEP-17, at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/]
Worldwide Church of God USA 89,000 - - - 1986 web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance; webpage: "Anglo-Israelism; British Israelism; Worldwide Church of God "; URL: http://www.religioustolerance.org/anglo_is.htm (viewed 1 May 1999) [NOTE: Statistics and most info pertaining to Worldwide Church of God were subsequently removed from this page after the denomination renounced British Israelism] "The Worldwide Church of God... Their membership peaked in 1986 at the death of Herbert Armstrong with about 150,000 members worldwide. 1996 attendance is approximately half that. In the US, membership slid from 89,000 to 49,000. "
Worldwide Church of God USA 89,000 - - - 1986 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance; webpage: "Worldwide Church of God founded by Herbert W. Armstrong " (viewed 23 April 2005) Latest update: 2004-SEP-06; Author: B.A. Robinson "Their membership peaked in 1986 at the death of Herbert Armstrong with about 150,000 members worldwide. 1996 attendance dropped to approximately half that. US, membership slid from 89,000 to 49,000. "
Worldwide Church of God USA 27,000 - - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 15-17. Table 1-2: Self-Described Adherence of U.S. Adult Population 1990. Phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by Graduate School of City U. of New York.
Worldwide Church of God USA 67,000 - - - 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
Worldwide Church of God USA 49,000 - - - 1996 web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance; webpage: "Anglo-Israelism; British Israelism; Worldwide Church of God "; URL: http://www.religioustolerance.org/anglo_is.htm (viewed 1 May 1999) [NOTE: Statistics and most info pertaining to Worldwide Church of God were subsequently removed from this page after the denomination renounced British Israelism] "The Worldwide Church of God... Their membership peaked in 1986... with about 150,000 members worldwide... 1996 attendance is approximately half that. In the US, membership slid from 89,000 to 49,000. "
Worldwide Church of God USA 49,000 - - - 1996 web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance; webpage: "Anglo-Israelism; British Israelism; Worldwide Church of God "; URL: http://www.religioustolerance.org/anglo_is.htm (viewed 1 May 1999) [NOTE: Statistics and most info pertaining to Worldwide Church of God were subsequently removed from this page after the denomination renounced British Israelism] "The Worldwide Church of God... Their membership peaked in 1986... with about 150,000 members worldwide... 1996 attendance is approximately half that. In the US, membership slid from 89,000 to 49,000. "
Worldwide Church of God USA 49,000 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance; webpage: "Worldwide Church of God founded by Herbert W. Armstrong " (viewed 23 April 2005) Latest update: 2004-SEP-06; Author: B.A. Robinson "Their membership peaked in 1986 at the death of Herbert Armstrong with about 150,000 members worldwide. 1996 attendance dropped to approximately half that. US, membership slid from 89,000 to 49,000. "
Worldwide Church of God USA 35,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance; webpage: "Worldwide Church of God founded by Herbert W. Armstrong " (viewed 23 April 2005) Latest update: 2004-SEP-06; Author: B.A. Robinson "By the end of 1999, they claimed a total membership of 70,000 in more than 100 nations; about half live in the U.S. "
Worldwide Church of God Vanuatu - - 2
units
- 2005 *LINK* official website: Worldwide Church of God (Australia); webpage: "Pacific Contacts " (viewed 23 April 2005) VANUATU
MORGAN, Rex (New Zealand): 64 9 489 8910; rex@wcg.org.nz
DAVIES, William (Vanuatu): PO Box 285; Santo, Vanuatu; 678 43 860
Worldwide Church of God world - - - - 1960 *LINK* official website of Worldwide Church of God; webpage: "A Brief History of the Worldwide Church of God " (viewed 23 April 2005) "In 1947, Herbert Armstrong moved his ministry to southern California, so that he could have better access to the radio industry. He also began a small school to train leaders for the church -- Ambassador College, in Pasadena... the ministry continued to grow as time was purchased on more and more radio stations. Since the message went out by radio throughout North America, the people who responded to the message were scattered throughout the United States and Canada. Young graduates of Ambassador College were then sent to various cities to gather the believers into small churches. The church grew rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s. The radio program was sent to England, Australia, the Philippines, Latin America, and Africa. Church offices were opened in numerous nations around the world. The name of the church was changed from 'Radio Church of God' to 'Worldwide Church of God.' "
Worldwide Church of God world 75,000 - 250
units
- 1982 Petersen, William J. Those Curious New Cults in the 80s. New Canaan, Connecticut: Keats Publishing (1982); pg. 245. "...the Worldwide Church of God... now it has 250 churches and approximately 75,000 members, including some in Africa, Europe and Asia. " [Armstrong]
Worldwide Church of God world 150,000 - - - 1986 web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance; webpage: "Anglo-Israelism; British Israelism; Worldwide Church of God "; URL: http://www.religioustolerance.org/anglo_is.htm (viewed 1 May 1999) [NOTE: Statistics and most info pertaining to Worldwide Church of God were subsequently removed from this page after the denomination renounced British Israelism] "The Worldwide Church of God (WCG)... Their membership peaked in 1986 at the death of Herbert Armstrong with about 150,000 members worldwide. "
Worldwide Church of God world 150,000 - - - 1986 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance; webpage: "Worldwide Church of God founded by Herbert W. Armstrong " (viewed 23 April 2005) Latest update: 2004-SEP-06; Author: B.A. Robinson "Their membership peaked in 1986 at the death of Herbert Armstrong with about 150,000 members worldwide. "
Worldwide Church of God world 87,000 - - 120
countries
1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 249. "A worldwide ministry, with churches in 120 countries and territories, is carried out from the headquarters in Pasadena, California. Membership is 87,000, with most in the U.S. "
Worldwide Church of God world 97,000 - - - 1993 *LINK* Religious Requirements & Practices of Certain Selected Groups: A Handbook for Chaplains (1993) - (online ed. - 1998); contract #: MDA903-90-C-0062 w/ Dept. of Defense; J. Gordon Melton, Project Director & James Lewis. "OTHER NAMES: Formerly, the Radio Church of God (name changed in 1968)... MEMBERSHIP: 97,000 baptized members (U.S. and internationally); about 140,000 people attend weekly services "
Worldwide Church of God world 99,000 - - 124
countries
1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
Worldwide Church of God world - - - - 1994 *LINK* official website of Worldwide Church of God; webpage: "A Brief History of the Worldwide Church of God " (viewed 23 April 2005) "In 1992, income continued to decrease, and a prominent minister and 3,000 members left to form the Global Church of God. In 1993, the church accepted the doctrine of... The church declared... Such changes may seem inconsequential to most Christians, but each change was significant for WCG members because each change attacked strongly held beliefs about how we ought to express our devotion to God. Each change had to be explained from the Scriptures and had to explain how previous explanations were not correct. In 1994, the television program was cancelled and employees were laid off. The church also explained to the members that true Christians can be found in other denominations. "
Worldwide Church of God world 108,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* official website of Worldwide Church of God; webpage: "A Brief History of the Worldwide Church of God " (viewed 23 April 2005) "In 1990, the [Worldwide Church of God] church peaked at 133,000 in weekly attendance... In 1992, income continued to decrease, and a prominent minister and 3,000 members left to form the Global Church of God... But perhaps the most traumatic change came in December 1994: Tkach announced that Christians do not have to keep old covenant laws such as... Many members did not accept these changes... In early 1995, hundreds of ministers and 12,000 members left to form the United Church of God. Thousands more stopped attending any church, and many congregations were left with only half the members they used to have. Church income dropped another 50 percent, and hundreds of employees were laid off. Friends and families were split. " [133,000 - 3,000 - 12,000 - 10,000 (est. number of 'thousands more stopped attending any church') = 108,000]
Worldwide Church of God world 70,000 - - 100
countries
1999 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance; webpage: "Worldwide Church of God founded by Herbert W. Armstrong " (viewed 23 April 2005) Latest update: 2004-SEP-06; Author: B.A. Robinson "By the end of 1999, they claimed a total membership of 70,000 in more than 100 nations; about half live in the U.S. "
Worldwide Church of God world - - 400
units
- 2004 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance; webpage: "Worldwide Church of God founded by Herbert W. Armstrong " (viewed 23 April 2005) Latest update: 2004-SEP-06; Author: B.A. Robinson "The WCG teaches that members are not required to maintain Saturday as their main day to meet and worship. About 10 to 15% of their 400 congregations worship on Sunday. "
Worldwide Church of God world 64,000 - - - 2005 *LINK* official website of Worldwide Church of God; webpage: "A Brief History of the Worldwide Church of God " (viewed 23 April 2005) "It was a tumultuous decade [the decade following death of church founder Armstrong: 1986 to 1996]. Now, the Worldwide Church of God is about half the size it used to be. The television ministry, once one of the largest in America, is gone. Circulation of The Plain Truth fell from a peak of 8,000,000 down to less than 100,000. The number of employees in Pasadena fell from 1,000 to about 50. Our reduced income forced us to remove some pastors from the payroll, and lay pastors were appointed for small congregations. Ambassador College/University was forced to close because the church could no longer subsidize it, and its properties have been sold. The church's properties in Pasadena were greatly underutilized and were sold in 2004. An office building in Glendora has been purchased, and our offices will relocate there in 2005. " [Largest number in article was 133,000. "About half the size " is 66,500. Elsewhere on website membership is given as 64,000.]
Worldwide Church of God world 64,000 - 860
units
90
countries
2005 *LINK* official website of Worldwide Church of God; webpage: "Information About the Worldwide Church of God "; link in site menu: "About Us " (viewed 23 April 2005) "The Worldwide Church of God is a Christian denomination with about 64,000 members, worshiping in 860 congregations in about 90 nations. We began in Oregon in 1933 and are now headquartered in Pasadena, California. We are members of the National Association of Evangelicals. "
Worldwide Church of God - attendance world 120,000 - - - 1975 *LINK* official website of Worldwide Church of God; webpage: "A Brief History of the Worldwide Church of God " (viewed 23 April 2005) "In the early 1930s, Herbert Armstrong began a radio ministry, a magazine and a church that eventually became 'The World Tomorrow,' The Plain Truth, and the Worldwide Church of God... These he taught so enthusiastically that eventually more than 100,000 people attended weekly services. After he died in 1986... many people continued to be attracted to Herbert Armstrong's style and teachings, and the church continued to grow slowly until Armstrong died in 1986 at the age of 93. He left a denomination that numbered 120,000 people in attendance every week. Annual income was 200 million dollars. Plain Truth circulation was in the millions every month, and the television program was one of the top two religious programs in America. "
Worldwide Church of God - attendance world 133,000 - - - 1990 *LINK* official website of Worldwide Church of God; webpage: "A Brief History of the Worldwide Church of God " (viewed 23 April 2005) "In 1990, the [Worldwide Church of God] church peaked at 133,000 in weekly attendance. More doctrinal changes were made [by] Tkach... Budgetary reductions began to affect the television broadcast. More Armstrong literature was discontinued and/or edited. "
Worldwide Church of God - attendance world 140,000 - - - 1993 *LINK* Religious Requirements & Practices of Certain Selected Groups: A Handbook for Chaplains (1993) - (online ed. - 1998); contract #: MDA903-90-C-0062 w/ Dept. of Defense; J. Gordon Melton, Project Director & James Lewis. "OTHER NAMES: Formerly, the Radio Church of God (name changed in 1968)... MEMBERSHIP: 97,000 baptized members (U.S. and internationally); about 140,000 people attend weekly services "
Worldwide Church of God - attendance world 75,000 - - - 1996 web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance; webpage: "Anglo-Israelism; British Israelism; Worldwide Church of God "; URL: http://www.religioustolerance.org/anglo_is.htm (viewed 1 May 1999) [NOTE: Statistics and most info pertaining to Worldwide Church of God were subsequently removed from this page after the denomination renounced British Israelism] "The Worldwide Church of God (WCG)... Their membership peaked in 1986 at the death of Herbert Armstrong with about 150,000 members worldwide. 1996 attendance is approximately half that. "
Worldwide Church of God - attendance world 75,000 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance; webpage: "Worldwide Church of God founded by Herbert W. Armstrong " (viewed 23 April 2005) Latest update: 2004-SEP-06; Author: B.A. Robinson "Their membership peaked in 1986 at the death of Herbert Armstrong with about 150,000 members worldwide. 1996 attendance dropped to approximately half that. "
Worldwide Church of God - Sunday congregations world - - 60
units
- 2004 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance; webpage: "Worldwide Church of God founded by Herbert W. Armstrong " (viewed 23 April 2005) Latest update: 2004-SEP-06; Author: B.A. Robinson "The WCG teaches that members are not required to maintain Saturday as their main day to meet and worship. About 10 to 15% of their 400 congregations worship on Sunday. "
Worldwide Evangelisation for Christ Thailand 700 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) "Baptists (4 groups) 8,000; Pentecostals 6,000; Various Evangelical Churches associated with OMF 2,000+; CMA 1,700; WEC 700. " [WEC = "Worldwide Evangelisation for Christ "; For reference: WEC website]
Wotan Society Germany - - - - 1913 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 14). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 1964. "Dr. Ernst Wachler, a well-known figure in volkisch circles, and his Wotan Society also became affiliated with the Fahrenkrog group in 1913. "
Wyandot North America - - 2
units
2
countries
1995 Legay, Gilbert. Atlas of Indians of North America. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's (1995); pg. 24. "Huron [Wyandot]... Some descendants live today on the Wyandot reservation in Oklahoma. Another community is located in Lorette, Quebec. "
Wyandot North America - Eastern Woodlands 18,000 - - - 1600 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 200. Table: "Eastern Woodlands: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber); "Wyandot (Huron) (1600): 18,000 "
Wyandot Oklahoma - - 1
unit
- 1995 Legay, Gilbert. Atlas of Indians of North America. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's (1995); pg. 24. "Huron [Wyandot]... Some descendants live today on the Wyandot reservation in Oklahoma. Another community is located in Lorette, Quebec. "
Wyandot Quebec - - 1
unit
- 1995 Legay, Gilbert. Atlas of Indians of North America. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's (1995); pg. 24. "Huron [Wyandot]... Some descendants live today on the Wyandot reservation in Oklahoma. Another community is located in Lorette, Quebec. "
Wyandot world 18,000 - - - 1600 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 200. Table: "Eastern Woodlands: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber); "Wyandot (Huron) (1600): 18,000 "
Wycliff Bible Translators world 700 - - - 1958 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 186. "the Wycliff Bible Translators, an evangelical organization devoted to missionary translation work, expanded its staff from approximately 700 in 1958 to more than 1,700 in 1970. "
Wycliff Bible Translators world 1,700 - - - 1970 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 186. "the Wycliff Bible Translators, an evangelical organization devoted to missionary translation work, expanded its staff from approximately 700 in 1958 to more than 1,700 in 1970. "
Xango Brazil - - - - 1993 Brandon, George. Santeria from Africa to the New World: Dead Sell Memories. Bloomington and Indiana: Indiana University Press (1993); pg. 2. "...Yoruba-based religious forms that exist in the Caribbean, in Central & South America... Santeria is the Cuban variant of this tradition. Shango in Trinidad and on Grenada, Xango and Candomble in Brazil, and Kele on St. Lucia are other examples... "
Xavante Brazil - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 445. "Xavante: Alternate Names: Criza, Curixa, Puxiti, Tapacua; Location: Brazil; Language: Ge; Religion: Indigenous beliefs "; "The Xavante live in the state of Mato Grosso, which is the state of France, Germany, and Great Britain combined. It is situated in the southwest of Brazil. "
Xenos Christian Fellowship Ohio 3,250 - 1
unit
- 1992 *LINK* Thumma, Scott. web site: "Megachurches in the U.S. " (viewed Aug. 20, 1999; data collected 1992; last updated Aug. 19, 1999). Center for Social & Religious Research, Hartford Seminary. Table; "size " is avg. weekly attendance. Study finding all U.S megachurches.; Indep. cong. in Columbus, Ohio; pastor DeLashmutt/McCallum.
Xhosa South Africa 2,500,000 7.53% - - 1986 Stein, R. Conrad. South Africa (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1986); pg. 24, 26. Pg. 24: "estimated 1986 population of South Africa stood at 33,185,000. "; Pg. 26: "The people known as the Xhosa are close neighbors to the Zulus. Numbering 2.5 million, the Xhosa are the nation's second-largest culture group. "
Xhosa South Africa - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995); pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Xhosa South Africa 6,000,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 459-461. "Xhosa: Location: South Africa (eastern, urban areas); Population: 6 million; Religion: traditional beliefs (supreme being uThixo or uQamata), Christianity) "; Pg. 460: "Christianity in one form or another is accepted by most Xhosa-speaking people today, although historically there was a division between traditionalists who rejected Western belief & those who embraced Western education & the message of the missionaries. Among Xhosa-speaking Christians, this division may still be observed--traditionalists are more likely to belong to independent denominations, rather than to one of the denominations that were brought... by missionaries. " [NOTE: This stat. is count of tribal/ethnic affiliation, not how many currently practice Xhosa traditional religion.]


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