The Church of Christ in Thailand , founded in 1932, is a member of the World Council of Churches , Christian Conference of Asia and World Reformed Alliance. Of the parts of the Church of Christ in Thailand , 52,601 were of Baptist origin. Southern Baptist Convention and Seventh-day Adventists have other criteria.
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There are also many independent churches and groups in Thailand , including many Pentecostal and charismatic groups. The most notable Pentecostal groups are Hope of Bangkok church , Jai Saman church , and the Rom Klao association of churches .
Excluding the law that states the King must be Buddhist, there is no official Thailand religion , meaning all Thai people enjoy religious freedom . However, Buddhism is the most common Thailand religion with approximately 95% of the population following this Theravada religion .
Islam and Hinduism are the largest religions in Asia with approx. 1.2 billion adherents each.
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Hinduism is a minority religion in Thailand followed by 0.03% of its population. Despite being a Buddhist majority nation, Thailand has a very strong Hindu influence.
In Buddhism there are several heavens , all of which are still part of samsara (illusionary reality). Because heaven is temporary and part of samsara, Buddhists focus more on escaping the cycle of rebirth and reaching enlightenment (nirvana).
Muslims comprise Thailand’s largest religious minority and are concentrated mainly in the southernmost provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala, and Satun. Islam is said to have been introduced to the Malay Peninsula by Arab traders and adventures during the 13th century.
In everyday language in Thailand , a ” wat ” is any place of worship except a mosque ( Thai : สุเหร่า; RTGS: surao; or Thai : มัสยิด; RTGS: matsayit) or a synagogue ( Thai : สุเหร่ายิว; RTGS: surao yio).
Religion. The vast majority of people in Thailand are adherents of Buddhism. The Theravada tradition of Buddhism came to Thailand from Sri Lanka and is shared by peoples in Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and parts of southern China and southern Vietnam. The community of monks (sangha) is central to this tradition.