April 3, 2017 eurasiacommunity

Where is Eurasia, Anyway?

We’ve been sharing on the blog a lot lately about the who and the what of what we do here at Eurasia Community, but if you’re new to the community, you may still be a little unsure about where—that is, the exact parts of the world that are included in the region we call Eurasia.

You’re probably aware that Eurasia is a mash-up of the words Europe and Asia, and that we’re talking the area where they blend together, somewhere between what is decidedly European and what is decidedly Asian – maybe somewhere in the Middle East?

If that’s what you’re thinking, you’d be right. But Eurasia is a whole lot more than the countries you’re probably imagining. The Eurasia region stretches out in all four directions from the cradle of civilization, and encompasses countries that follow all five of the major world religions– Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism.

Euraisia includes the Holy Land, Mediterranean nations like Turkey and Egypt, former Soviet Bloc countries like Georgia and Estonia, big nations with unique needs like Russia and India, and of course, Middle Eastern nations like Iran and Iraq. You can see exactly which countries the seven areas of Eurasia include here.

Like I said earlier, many of these nations follow religions like Buddhism and Hinduism. And in many nations, especially among the younger generations, there is a growing atheist population. In all of Eurasia, there is a desperate need for Jesus. Would you join us today in praying for Eurasia, and for those who are taking the gospel to these places?

Thanks so much for being part of the Eurasia Community. We couldn’t do this without YOU.

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