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June 25, 2007

Pilgrims’ (lack of) progress

And in more news from the 12th century, Todd Johnson, director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts, estimates that 7% of the world’s Christians—around 150 million people—are “on the move as pilgrims” each year. Add the 80-100 million Hindus, Jews and Muslims visiting their various shrines, and you have close to a quarter of a billion zealots traveling the world in pursuit of, well, figments of their collective imagination.

Makes sense.

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