Pray for Edmonton
January 22, 2020
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
Pray for Millwoods Friendship Centre (MFC) as volunteers teach English to immigrant people
Pray for Future Sport as they teach immigrant children how to skate and play hockey.