Appendix 5: Worldwide LDS Religious Education Beginnings
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    “Appendix 5: Worldwide LDS Religious Education Beginnings,” By Study and Also by Faith—One Hundred Years of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion (2015)

    “Appendix 5,” By Study and Also by Faith

    Appendix 5

    Worldwide LDS Religious Education Beginnings

    Board-Approved Countries and Territories

    First Reporting Year

    Seminary

    Institute

    Albania

    1999

    1999

    American Samoa

    1973

    1975

    Angola

    2006

    2006

    Antigua and Barbuda

    1995

    1998

    Argentina

    1970

    1970

    Armenia

    1995

    1995

    Aruba

    2006

    2003

    Australia

    1968

    1969

    Austria

    1971

    1974

    Bahamas

    1980

    1988

    Barbados

    1982

    1993

    Belgium

    1971

    1974

    Belize

    1983

    1982

    Benin

    2008

    2007

    Bermuda

    1994

    1995

    Bolivia

    1970

    1971

    Bonaire

    2007

    2005

    Botswana

    1993

    1994

    Brazil

    1969

    1971

    Bulgaria

    1994

    1994

    Burundi

    2011

    2011

    Cambodia

    1996

    1996

    Cameroon

    1995

    1993

    Canada

    1948

    1952

    Cape Verde

    1992

    1993

    Cayman Islands

    1991

    1991

    Central African Republic

    1995

    1995

    Chile

    1972

    1972

    Colombia

    1972

    1972

    Congo, Democratic Republic of

    1991

    1992

    Congo, Republic of

    1992

    1993

    Cook Islands

    1972

    1991

    Costa Rica

    1972

    1972

    Croatia

    1997

    2008

    Curaçao

    2007

    2008

    Cyprus

    2011

    Czech Republic

    1994

    1994

    Denmark

    1973

    1975

    Dominican Republic

    1981

    1982

    Ecuador

    1971

    1971

    El Salvador

    1971

    1971

    England

    1968

    1970

    Estonia

    2001

    2001

    Ethiopia

    1996

    1996

    Fiji

    1972

    1973

    Finland

    1962

    1975

    France

    1971

    1974

    French Guiana

    1990

    1993

    French Polynesia

    1982

    1982

    Georgia

    2008

    2008

    Germany

    1962

    1970

    Ghana

    1987

    1988

    Greece

    1991

    1995

    Greenland

    2005

    Grenada

    1993

    1995

    Guadeloupe

    1993

    1993

    Guam

    1980

    1970

    Guatemala

    1968

    1970

    Guyana

    1993

    1995

    Haiti

    1983

    1988

    Honduras

    1972

    1972

    Hong Kong

    1969

    1974

    Hungary

    1993

    1993

    Iceland

    1970

    1982

    India

    1990

    1992

    Indonesia

    1981

    1979

    Ireland

    1977

    1976

    Italy

    1969

    1974

    Ivory Coast (Cote d’lvoire)

    1991

    1991

    Jamaica

    1979

    1988

    Japan

    1972

    1972

    Kazakhstan

    2006

    2006

    Kenya

    1991

    1991

    Kiribati

    1985

    1989

    Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

    1972

    1971

    Kosovo

    2014

    Latvia

    1998

    1998

    Lesotho

    1992

    1995

    Liberia

    1995

    1995

    Lithuania

    1998

    1998

    Luxembourg

    1986

    1986

    Madagascar

    1991

    1995

    Malawi

    2002

    2002

    Malaysia

    1976

    1979

    Malta

    1991

    1992

    Marshall Islands

    1980

    1980

    Martinique

    1993

    1995

    Mauritius

    1993

    1993

    Mexico

    1958

    1959

    Micronesia

    1980

    1970

    Moldova

    1999

    1999

    Mongolia

    1996

    1996

    Mozambique

    2000

    2000

    Namibia

    1995

    1996

    Netherlands

    1973

    1975

    New Caledonia

    1976

    1986

    New Zealand

    1969

    1969

    Nicaragua

    1972

    1973

    Nigeria

    1988

    1988

    Niue

    1975

    1979

    Northern Ireland

    1969

    1969

    Northern Mariana Islands

    1995

    1995

    Norway

    1974

    1975

    Palau

    1989

    Panama

    1971

    1973

    Papua New Guinea

    1986

    1995

    Paraguay

    1971

    1972

    Peru

    1971

    1971

    Philippines

    1968

    1972

    Portugal

    1970

    1979

    Puerto Rico

    1978

    1982

    Réunion

    1993

    1994

    Romania

    1996

    1996

    Russia

    1993

    1993

    St. Croix

    1993

    1993

    St. Kitts and Nevis

    1993

    1996

    St. Lucia

    1993

    1996

    St. Maarten

    1996

    1996

    St. Thomas

    1993

    1993

    St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    1982

    1982

    Samoa

    1973

    1975

    Scotland

    1969

    1969

    Serbia and Montenegro

    2005

    2005

    Sierra Leone

    1991

    1993

    Singapore

    1976

    1976

    Slovakia

    1993

    1993

    Slovenia

    1997

    2008

    Solomon Islands

    1996

    1996

    South Africa

    1972

    1972

    Spain

    1969

    1975

    Sri Lanka

    1998

    1998

    Suriname

    1993

    1994

    Swaziland

    1992

    1994

    Sweden

    1972

    1975

    Switzerland

    1971

    1974

    Taiwan

    1968

    1973

    Tanzania

    1992

    1992

    Thailand

    1969

    1980

    Togo

    1999

    1999

    Tonga

    1969

    1979

    Trinidad and Tobago

    1990

    1993

    Turkey

    1982

    1997

    Tuvalu

    1986

    1986

    Uganda

    1992

    1992

    Ukraine

    1993

    1993

    United States

    1912

    1926

    Uruguay

    1970

    1967

    Vanuatu

    1991

    1992

    Venezuela

    1972

    1972

    Wales

    1969

    1982

    Zambia

    1995

    1995

    Zimbabwe

    1979

    1979

    Extracted from Seminaries and Institutes of Religion Annual Report for 2013, 3.