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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.