Lebanese Protestant Christians

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Lebanese Protestant Christians
Lebanese Arabic
Christianity (Protestantism)

Lebanese Protestant Christians (Arabic: بروتستانت لبنان‎) refers to Lebanese people who are adherents of Protestantism in Lebanon and who are a Christian minority in an overwhelmingly Muslim (28% Shia, 28% Sunni), 5.5% Druze and Christian (24% Maronite, 5% other Catholic, 8% Eastern Orthodox and 3% Oriental Orthodox and 1% Protestant) country.

Most Protestants in Lebanon were converted by missionaries, primarily English and American, during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. They are divided into a number of denominations, including Presbyterian, Congregational, and Anglican. They are perceived by some to number disproportionately highly among the professional middle class.

The Lebanese Protestant Christians constitute less than 1 percent of the population and live primarily in Beirut (Greater Beirut).[1]

Under the terms of an unwritten agreement known as the National Pact between the various political and religious leaders of Lebanon, the Protestant community in Lebanon has one reserved seat in the Parliament of Lebanon. (see Politics of Lebanon#Legislative_branch)

Notable people[edit]

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See also[edit]


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