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Mongolia

Population: 2.9 million

Religions: Buddhism/ animism 53%, Non-religious/other 39%, Shamanism 3%, Muslim 3%, Christian 2%

Mongolia today is changing rapidly with a mining boom and a fast growing economy.  Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s national capital has traffic jams and gleaming new hotels.  In the countryside, nomads send text messages on their cell phones on horseback and watch TV powered by solar panels in their yurts (portable round felt tents called ger).

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Latest News and Stories from Mongolia

  • Mongolian Man

    Soul of the Steppe: Mongolia

    DURATION: 5:39 This short film focuses on the lives of the many homeless people who live in underground tunnels and sewers to survive the severe winters in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. A local ministry – ‘Soul of the Steppe’ – is dedicated to helping some of these men turn their lives around, bringing them together to build houses […]

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    Mongolia: Disregarded to Discovering

    By Kirk Matthews Mongolia is at a crossroads both geographically and metaphorically. Landlocked between China and Russia, this once sleepy post-socialist country has been described as “the wolf of Asia” for its fast-growing economy (due mainly to a mining boom). An increasing number of countries and companies are trying to improve trade ties, contracts, roads and […]

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    Nomadic Church

    Ganbaatar listened intently to the visitors’ words. Moments before, he had prayed to receive Christ. Now, two Mongolian seminary students were explaining the futility – and evil – of his profession as a fortune teller. After pondering their words, Ganbaatar joyfully thrust his superstitious talisman into the stove fire. He was a new man in […]

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    Search for One, Find Many

    by Bill Stephens, Mongolia We traveled thousands of miles over dirt roads to follow-up on the Hoton believers in Mongolia. Follow-up for these people was not going to be easy because local people were busy with Naadam, an annual traditional celebration. In addition, a number of husbands and wives were separated due to tending livestock […]

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    Last of the Reindeer Hunters—the Ewenki

    It was late September and the breath-taking scenery in boundless golden splendor spread across the Greater Hinggan Mountains in the far northeastern district of Hulunbuir in Inner Mongolia. As one approaches, a road sign reads: “This is the site of China’s record-lowest temperature—minus 52.6‮”‬XC.” Here, forests cover more than 90 percent of the land. The […]

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    Veterinarians for Mongolia: Meeting Needs

    For centuries, nomadic herding and raising livestock have been central to the Mongolian way of life. Even today, as Mongolia undergoes rapid urbanization, livestock still outnumber people by almost 12 to one. Meat (especially mutton, beef and goat) and dairy products are the mainstays of the Mongolian diet and also form a good percentage of […]

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  • Mongolia Profile

    Introduction Mongolia today is changing rapidly with a mining boom and a fast growing economy.  Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s national capital has traffic jams and gleaming new hotels.  In the countryside, nomads send text messages on their cell phones on horseback and watch TV powered by solar panels in their yurts (portable round felt tents called ger). [...]

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