|Population 8,372,000||Non-Religious 22%|
|Catholic 38%||Evangelical 4%|
Surrounded by France, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, and Italy, Switzerland is a landlocked nation divided into three basic geographical subregions: the Swiss Alps, the Central Plateau, and the Jura Mountains. Though the Swiss Alps cover around 60 percent of the land area, most of the population is found in the Plateau region in the North, where Switzerland's major cities are located. The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 and adopted its federal constitution in 1848. Historically, Switzerland has maintained a position of strict neutrality and non-involvement with regard to foreign affairs, and to this day it is not a part of the European Union. Per capita, Switzerland is the wealthiest nation on the planet.
While the people of Switzerland are prospering financially, the spiritual state of the nation is very poor. In a land where both Calvin and Zwingli proclaimed the truth of the Scriptures in the days of the Reformation, few remember the truths that they taught. Indifference to Christianity and the things of God is increasing in the midst of temporal comfort and wealth. Historically, Switzerland has enjoyed incredible peace and security from other nations. Pray that the nation might turn away from its hope in worldly peace and prosperity and that they might flee to the only source of true and eternal security, Jesus Christ.
Sources: Wikipedia and Joshua Project
Church Planter - Zurich, Switzerland
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