Christianity in Punjab, India

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Christians form 1.1% of the total population in Punjab, India. Sikhs form the majority in the state. John Lowrie and William Reed were missionaries who went there in 1834.[1] The Diocese of Amritsar of the Church of North India has its seat in Punjab as does the Roman Catholic diocese of Jalandhar. There are thousands of settlements with a Christian congregation.[2] From 1881 to 1891 the Christian population of the then still united Punjab increased rapidly.[3]

Denominations: United Churches of North India (UCNI), Protestant Church, Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church,[2] Roman Catholic Church, Eternal Light Ministries, Kashmir Evangelical Fellowship, the Pentecostal Mission.


  1. ^ Juergensmeyer, Mark (22 December 1976). "The Fading of an Era: The Last Missionaries in the Punjab". Christian Century. 
  2. ^ a b "Indien: Großartiges Gemeindewachstum in Punjab" (in German). Deutsche Missionsgemeinschaft. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Krüppner, Thomas (11 November 2006). "Konversion und Rekonversion im Hinduismus" (in German).