Belivers of buddism and iran dating
The members of the newer, smaller churches are drawn both from the traditionally Christian ethnic minorities and converts from non-Christian background.The main Christian churches are: The International Religious Freedom Report 2004 by the U. State Department quotes a somewhat higher total number of 300,000 Christians in Iran, and states the majority of whom are ethnic Armenians followed by ethnic Assyrians. Believed by some to have been first built in 66 AD by Saint Jude.Iran also has supported Bashar al-Assad’s government in Syria, where only 15-20% of the Muslim population was Shia as of 2009.
Many members of the larger, older churches belong to minority ethnic groups – the Armenians – and Assyrians having their own distinctive culture and language.Christianity has a long history in Iran, dating back to the early years of the faith, and pre-dating Islam.It has always been a minority religion relative to the majority state religions (Zoroastrianism before the Islamic conquest, Sunni Islam in the Middle Ages and Shia Islam in modern times), though it had a much larger representation in the past than it does today.During the years after his death his followers were active in establishing the canonical scriptures and the religious rules for daily life among Buddhist communities.Unanimity was never attained, and the Buddhist community divided into increasingly more numerous sects.