Arab-Middle Eastern, general in Canada

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People Name: Arab-Middle Eastern, general
Country: Canada
10/40 Window: No
Population: 67,000
World Population: 2,252,400
Primary Language: English
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 37.00 %
Evangelicals: 3.50 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Arab World, general
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
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Introduction / History

While there are several characteristics that determine whether or not a person is a true Arab, one trait is always evident: a proud sense of being an Arab. Their physical, geographical, and religious aspects all vary greatly; however, the ability to speak Arabic (or an Arabic dialect) and identification with the Arabian cultural heritage are, perhaps, the two most essential elements.
In the modern world, traditional values have been altered. This can be attributed to the pressure to urbanize, industrialize, and de-tribalize. Those who have are more likely to emigrate to Western nations like Ireland, Italy or Canada.

What Are Their Lives Like?

For most of the Diaspora Arabs, there have been a greater variety of job opportunities. Canada is a place where they have found great opportunities. They have left their mark in sports, education, politics, music, film and business. Some have been in Canada for generations while others arrived recently.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Arabs who have moved to Western nations such as Canada can be Muslim or Christian. It is common for Christians to flee Arab countries dominated by Islamists. For this reason, a high percentage of the Arabs in Canada are from a traditional Christian background.

What Are Their Needs?

Many Arabs came to the West because of war and economic problems in their homeland. All Arabs, especially those with a Muslim background, need a relationship with Christ. They need someone to take the gospel to them in a way they can understand.

Prayer Points

Pray that the Arabs in Canada will find and embrace Jesus Christ with all their hearts.
Pray for Arabic speaking Christ followers to take the savior to others who speak Arabic.
Pray for Arab disciples to make more disciples in Canada.

Text Source:   Joshua Project