Protestantism in Bangladesh

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William Carey was a Protestant missionary who arrived at Serampore in West Bengal in 1793. This Englishman heralded the new missionary era in Bengal. Many Protestant organizations have since established themselves in the country. After the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, there was a new influx of Protestant missionary societies into Bangladesh. Besides evangelism, these societies have also established and run various educational, healthcare, and welfare institutions. At present, the number of Protestants in Bangladesh is estimated to be around 150,000. A government office states that distribution of bibles must be limited to the Christian minority.

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  • World Christian Encyclopedia, 2001 edition, Volume 1, page 100 (List of denominations)