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Resources for better understanding the situation in French-speaking Europe. 

 

Below are several brief articles that give some perspective on Christianity in France and French-speaking Europe.

Christianity in France” by Tim Mitchell

Who will go to France?” by Tim Mitchell, urging British to be more involved, giving helpful perspective on role of foreigners.  See also “The Dark Continent.”

A Guardian article from 2010, “Christianity in France is Fading” by Jessica Reed that gives perspective on the fading role cultural Catholicism plays.

Is there a Christian Revival Starting in France” by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry.  Written from a Catholic perspective, arguing that churches are better attended than often is reported, and that there is fresh spiritual openness among young people.

How A French Atheist Becomes a Theologian” by Guillaume Bignon. A testimony from a former French atheist published November 2014.