Pray for Edmonton

January 22, 2020

Edmonton, AB

Quick Facts:

Population: 972,223 (as of April 2019)

Metropolitan area: 1,350,000

Religious Groups (%): Visible Minorities make up over 30% of the population. South Asians form the largest group at 9.5% followed by the Chinese at 6.3%. The largest self-declaring religious group outside of Christian is Muslim at 5.5%.

Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta. It is an important cultural and educational centre, the second largest urban centre in the province behind Calgary. It is often referred to as the Gateway City to the North. It is well-known for its West Edmonton Mall, one of the largest malls in North America (it was the largest from 1981 until 2004).

Number of mosques: according to Salatomatic* there are 26 mosques in the city itself including one for the Ahmadiyyan community. Three others are in the surrounding metropolitan area. The first mosque in Canada was established in Edmonton--it is now a museum.

*Salatomatic doesn’t include Ahmadiyyan mosques

Number of churches: 261 


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Loving Muslims Together exists because God’s love, demonstrated through Jesus Christ, is for Muslims. We function as local networks across Canada. We work to connect people and churches to opportunities, training and resources to help them build bridges to their Muslim neighbours, living out God’s love in word and deed.

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