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Pray for The North - Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut

February 12, 2020

The North 

Quick Facts: 

Population:  

Yukon – 41,000

Northwest Territories – 45,000

Nunavut – 39,000 

Ethnic Groups: 

Yukon – 26% aboriginal 

Northwest Territories – 51% aboriginal 

Nunavut – 86% aboriginal  

Religious Groups: 

Yukon – 50% non-religious, 46% Christian (Catholic, Anglican, United Church) 

Northwest Territories – 18% non-religious, 68% Christian (Catholic, Anglican, United Church)  

Nunavut – 93% Christian (Anglican, Catholic, Pentecostal) 

Yukon – Whitehorse is the capital and only sizeable city of Yukon. The territory’s economy is based primarily around mining and tourism. 

Northwest Territories – The most populous of the territories with Yellowknife as the capital. The economy is based primarily around mining and tourism. It is home to the most northern mosque in the world in Inuvik. 

Nunavut – The newest, largest, and most northerly of the territories, Nunavut’s capital is Iqaluit. Its economy is based on mining, energy and transportation. 

Number of mosques:  

Yukon – 1 (Yukon Muslim Society, Whitehorse) 

Northwest Territories – 2 (Islamic Centre of Yellowknife & Midnight Sun Mosque, Inuvik) 

Nunavut – 1 (Iqaluit Masjid) 

Number of churches:  

Yukon –  20

Northwest Territories –  28

Nunavut –  5

Please pray:  

The northern territories of Canada are sparsely settled and lack a lot of the supportive resources that are accessible to Christians in other communities. Pray that Christians would access online resources to understand the worldview of their Muslim neighbours and overcome any hesitancy to reach out in love to them.  

Pray for Muslims to discover online resources that will point them to Jesus Christ. Pray that many of them will decide to follow him as their Saviour and Lord. 

Pray for God’s Spirit to bring revival and transformation to His people, that the rising trend of ‘non-religious’ adherents would be reversed, and that the followers of Jesus Christ would be known for their loving hospitality to the stranger. 


About Loving Muslims Together

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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