Arab, Lebanese in Denmark

Arab, Lebanese
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People Name: Arab, Lebanese
Country: Denmark
10/40 Window: No
Population: 31,000
World Population: 6,330,100
Primary Language: Arabic, Levantine
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 34.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.50 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Arab, Levant
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
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Introduction / History

Some Lebanese consider themselves Arabs while others associate themselves with the ancient Phoenicians. Both groups have made their mark on world history through trade and military power. Others consider the Lebanese to be Levantine Arabs, referring to those who originated in Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine or Syria. Some also include Arabs from Egypt, Iraq and Turkey. Like their ancient ancestors, today's Lebanese Arabs live all over the world. One can find them in most parts of the world including Denmark.
The Lebanese in Denmark have a short history. They began to arrive during the Lebanese Civil War in 1975-1990.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Lebanese in Denmark suffer from high unemployment and low academic test scores. They have some prominent people among them. In Denmark there are Lebanese soccer stars, a boxer. Some are in politics and social work. They are not as prominent in business as they are in other parts of Europe.

What Are Their Beliefs?

There are all kinds of traditional Christians among the Lebanese in Denmark along with both Sunni and Shia Muslims. A smaller number are Druze.

What Are Their Needs?

Whether they are Muslim or Christian, the Lebanese Arabs in Denmark need to put their hope and trust in Jesus Christ. They need the infilling of the Holy Spirit and the willingness to cling to Christ so they can experience abundant life.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to revive the Lebanese church, leading them to make disciples who make more disciples.
Pray for their fellowships to be Christ centered rather than tradition centered.
Pray there will soon come a day when the Lebanese people will send loving workers to unreached people groups in the Middle East and Europe.
Pray for spiritual hunger and a discernment that will keep them away from spiritual counterfeits.

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