Thursday, February 03, 2011

Thursday Burn

::: Steve Addison on India
+ There have been followers of Jesus in India for 2,000 years. Today Christians account for less than 3% of the population, but they are directly involved in 20% of primary education; 25% of care for widows and orphans; 30% of work with the handicapped, AIDs patients and lepers.
+ 70% of India's 1.1 billion people live in its 600,000 villages, the rest live in the 5,000 towns and 380 cities.

::: Newest country in the world - #193
The people of Southern Sudan appear to have voted overwhelmingly in support of independence: total turnout was about 97 percent with almost 99 percent of voters casting their ballots to create the world’s newest nation.
Link via KatieS

::: McKinsey report on cities


Lon said...

wow, the steve addison stat is extraordinary. There's plenty of people who talk about tipping points for transformation, but I've never heard of it being a 3% figure. That's just amazing.

tony sheng said...

you are right - isn't that crazy. here's hoping the things we're involved in result in something like that one day...
ps - you would love this blog/book if you aren't reading him already.

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