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Missionary Spotlight
September 2002

Missionary Spotlight

Christianity in Latvia Wasthe human voice designed for speech or song? This question helps us to focus on the central Baltic nation � Latvia, lying between Lithuania and Estonia, and recent winner of the Eurovision Song Contest.Latvia is well known for its song festivals. In many ways its fight for survival, and re-emergence into the free…

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September 2002

Missionary Spotlight – Facts

Area: 24,938 square miles.Neighbouring countries:Estonia, Russia, Belarus and Lithuania. Environment: Latvia consists of fertile low-lying plains,with numerous lakes and marshes. The climate in the west is moderated by the Baltic Sea, but the eastern climate is harsher. The main river, the Daugava, runs into the Gulf of Riga. This provides hydroelectric power, although it…

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Missionary Spotlight – Russian churches in Latvia
September 2002

Missionary Spotlight – Russian churches in Latvia

Latvia lies between Western Europe, with its mix of Roman Catholic and Protestant beliefs, and Russia with its Eastern Orthodox tradition. This intermediate position is reflected in its religious makeup. Latvia's two largest denominations are the Evangelical Lutheran (central and western districts of Latvia) and Roman Catholic (eastern).Amongst Russians, who make up one third of…

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Missionary Spotlight – Christianity in Latvia
September 2000

Missionary Spotlight – Christianity in Latvia

Wasthe human voice designed for speech or song? This question helps us to focus on the central Baltic nation — Latvia, lying between Lithuania and Estonia, and recent winner of the Eurovision Song Contest.Latvia is well known for its song festivals. In many ways its fight for survival, and re-emergence into the free world, has…

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