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There is Hope for the City!

HOPE OR Educational Opportunity Educational Access is improving in rural areas, but urban areas still have higher rates of school attendance: • West and Central Africa have the most disparity in primary school attendance DESPAIR ? Globally 31% of Urban urbanites live Sunshine 2 in slums. ratios - 79% urban and 57% rural. • Least Developed Countries have primary school attendance ratios of 84% urban and 79% rural.* Cities are not improving over time. By 2050, 32% of urbanites will be slum dwellers. 2 Those who come looking for hope in the city and find despair are open to the gospel and benefit from the social connections that THERE IS HOPE FOR THE CITY! Mission in the book of Acts was urban- Those who find economic based (Antioch) and prosperity and social mobility in the city still need the hope of Jesus urban-centered. Christian community offers. In Sub-Saharan Africa 72% of urban dwellers to fill the deficit of the soul. live in slums, the highest Noevbe Slums proportion in the world. 3 By 2050, 71% of There is a demonstrated the world correlation between Н population will live in rapid urban growth and higher murder rates. cities. 2 High Tech Urban areas offer better access The future is urban. In 2009, to health care for women and Health Hazards for the first time in human children than rural areas: history, more than half the world population resided in urban areas.' Skilled attendant at birth - 85% Economic Opportunity urban, 55% rural. Proportion of underweight children under the age of five - 17% urban, 32% rural. * Access to sanitation-39% of South Asia's urbanites and 59% of Africa's lack access to improved sanitation. Access to clean water-globally 96% of urban population has access to an improved water source. Sources: 1. World Health Organization: Urban Health 3. State of the World's Cities 2006/7. United Nations Human Settlements Programme. London: Earthscan Publications; 2006 4. State of the World's Children, 2012, UNICEF 5. World Bank, World Development Indicators: Urbanization - 2014 (data for 2012) 6. Violence in the City: Understanding and Supporting Community Responses to Urban Violence, World Bank, 2011, pp.18-19 2. Future of the Global Church, Patrick Johnstone, 2011 Sponsored by: To find more infographics from GMI visit FUTURE GLOBAL CHURCH Purchase The Future of the Global Church Digital Collection for ministry-critical insight into urbanization and ministry. gmi

There is Hope for the City!

shared by GMIMissiographics on Oct 28
Cities will clearly dominate this century; with up to 70% of the world's population living in an urban setting by 2050. What does this mean for reaching the lost and representing Christ? How do we dea...


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