200 Million Christians Persecuted Worldwide

The Geneva Report 2002 revealed that an unprecedented number of Christians now face disinformation, discrimination, and outright persecution worldwide. The report detailed specific cases of persecution in India, Greece, Cyprus, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan, China, and Sudan.

The Religious Liberty Commission of World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) presented the findings at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights on April 8. "We estimate that there are more than 200 million Christians in the world today who do not have full human rights as defined by the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights simply because they are Christians," says Johan Candelin, director of the WEA Religious Liberty Commission. "We believe that this is the largest group in the world without full human rights because of their beliefs."