Puerto Rico and Its People

Puerto Rico in Wikipedia

Welcome to Puerto Rico website

Map of Puerto Rico (geographical features)

Map of Puerto Rico (Municipal Consolidation)

Map of Puerto Rico (Municipalities)

Map of Puerto Rico - 2010 Census Profile

Resident Population with Projections, 1990 - 2050

Puerto Rico Summary, 1990 - 2010

American Community Survey of Puerto Rico, 2006

Profiles of General Population Statistics, 2000

2012 Statistical Abstract for Puerto Rico

An Introduction to Religious Studies of Puerto Rico

A Classification System of Religious Groups in the Americas by
Major Traditions and Denominational Families
English - Spanish

PROLADES Encyclopedia of Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean
By Clifton L. Holland, Director of PROLADES (2009)

Religion in Puerto Rico (English)

Religion en Puerto Rico (Spanish)

RITA Database of All Religious Groups in Puerto Rico (2009)

On-line Search Engine of All Religious Groups in Puerto Rico

Documents on Ethnic & Religious Diversity in Puerto Rico

Anthony M. Stevens Arroyo
"Taking Religion Seriously:   New Perspectives on Religion in Puerto Rico"
Centro Journal, Fall 2006, Volume XVIII, No. 002
City University of New York, Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos

Jose Enrique Mora Torres
“The Political Incorporation of Pentecostals in
Panama, Puerto Rico and Brazil:  A Comparative Analysis,”

an unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Connecticut, 2010
(VII - Puerto Rico, pp. 135-212)

The Protestant Movement in Puerto Rico

A Family Tree of the Protestant Movement

A Chronology of Protestant Origins in Puerto Rico

Database of Protestant Denominations
Sorted by Religious Classification Codes

Los Evangelicos en Puerto Rico desde el Siglo XIX
By Donald Moore

Table of Estimated Size of
the Protestant Movement in Puerto Rico, 1989

Table of Estimated Size of
the Protestant Movement in Puerto Rico, 2000

Operation World - Puerto Rico, 2000

Operation World - Puerto Rico, 2010

A Statistical Report for CONELA on
Protestant Denominations in Puerto Rico, 2010

Online Searchable Database of
Protestant Churches in Puerto Rico
(in development = local congregations)

The model is our search engine for
the Hispanic Protestant Churches in the USA website at:

Historical Profiles of
Protestant Denominations in Puerto Rico
(preliminary listing - in development)

Assembly of Christian Churches -
Asamblea de Iglesia Cristianas

Baptist Churches of Puerto Rico -
Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico (IBPR, 1899)
Affiliated with American Baptist Churches in the USA

Christian Church / Disciples of Christ -
Iglesia Cristiana / Discipulos de Cristo en Puerto Rico (ICDC, 1899)

Christian & Missionary Alliance -
Alianza Cristiana y Misionera (ACyM,     )

Christian Pentecostal Church Worldwide Missionary Movement -
Iglesia Cristiana Pentecostes Movimiento Misionero Mundial (MMM, 1963)

Churches of Christ (instrumental & non-instrumental) -
Iglesias de Cristo en Puerto Rico

The Church of God, Inc. -
La Iglesia de Dios, Inc. (LIDDI, 1942)

Church of the Nazarene -
Iglesia del Nazareno (INAZ, 1944)

Convention of Southern Baptist Churches of Puerto Rico -
Convencion de Iglesias Bautistas del Sur de Puerto Rico (CIBSPR, 1950s)

Council of Missionary Churches of Christ -
Concilio de Iglesias de Cristo Misionera (1935, Puerto Rico)

Episcopal Church - Iglesia Episcopal Puertorriquena (IEPR, 1872)
Historical Documents

Methodist Church - Iglesia Metodista de Puerto Rico (IMPR,    )

Pentecostal Church of God, International Mission -
Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal, M.I. (IDPMI, 1921)

Presbyterian Church in the USA (1789, Philadelphia, PA) -
Sinodo Presbiteriana Boriquen (1938, 1978 - San Juan, PR)

Reformed Presbyterian Church -
Iglesia Presbiteriana Reformada (IPR, 1936)

Seventh-Day Adventist Church -
Iglesia Adventista del Septimo Dia (IASD, 1898)

A general history of the Protestant Movement in Puerto Rico
has yet to be written; this is our current task.  Below are some of
the historical documents that have been published by various sources to date.

Justice C. Anderson
"Puerto Rico" (pp. 535-540) in
An Evangelical Saga:  Baptists and their Precursors in Latin America
(Xulon Press, 2005)

Marina Rojas
En Torno a los Heroes y las Heroinas:  Tres Generaciones de
Pastores y Pastoras de la Iglesia Evangelica Unida de Puerto Rico, 1954-1999

(Iglesia Evangelica Unida de Puerto Rico, 2003)

"100 anos del protestantismo en Puerto Rico" en
la revista Presencia de la Fundacion Puerto Rico Evangelico
(Vol. 1, Ano 1, 1998)

Joaquin Vargas
Los Discipulos de Cristo en Puerto Rico: albores, crecimiento y madurez
de un peregrinar de fe, constancia y esperanza, 1899-1987.
(Editorial DEI, 1988)

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