Map reflects the 30 most recent Persecution Reports. Click HERE
for the Map Legend.
Sunday, July 8th, 2012
“Silencing of Christian witness is being reinforced by over-zealous interpretation at all levels of human rights and equality legislation, in directives issued by the European Commission, in Parliament and in the courts, in policies developed by local councils and by employers.”
Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
“Religion is held in contempt – especially the Evangelicals and the Catholics, who are seen as hopelessly out of sync with progressive notions like gay marriage.”
Saturday, June 16th, 2012
“My professional reputation has been compromised and I have been disciplined, just for sharing my Christian views - yet it is recognised by many peer-reviewed articles that faith can help unwell people."
Friday, June 15th, 2012
Trying times lay ahead for churches that don't conduct gay marriages in UK. The government is considering to recognize gay marriage and churches could face legal battle if they don't conduct such marriages.
Thursday, June 14th, 2012
Persecution of Christians happens in different forms around the world. In UK, as this case indicates, Christians face discrimination by secular authorities who violate the rights of Christians to share their faith.
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
Nick Herbert, government minister in charge of policing and criminal justice, says it is unacceptable to oppose gay marriage. Many, including Christians, oppose gay marriage despite efforts to allow for such marriage in UK. We believe that it should be acceptable for Christians and others to oppose gay marriage.
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, expressed his concern that faith is being squeezed from public life in Britain. There has been many incidents in which Christianity is sidelined by people who don't understand Britain's Judeo-Christian heritage.
Sunday, May 27th, 2012
A Christian psychotherapist struck off after attempting to convert a homosexual man to heterosexuality said yesterday that counsellors with traditional views now face being “closed down”.
Monday, May 14th, 2012
In an astonishing email, Adam Tallis, General Manager of Ampersand at The Law Society, said: "The nature of your event has recently been drawn to our attention, and it is contrary to our diversity policy, espousing as it does an ethos which is opposed to same sex marriage."
Friday, May 4th, 2012
"What is significant here is that the lay reader whose licence has been temporarily ‘withdrawn’ for two months supports the Coalition for Marriage, while the lay readers who oppose it – and who stood up in front of the congregation to dispute publicly with Mr Gowlland – are not subject to any disciplinary action.”
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
A Christian doctor sacked after emailing a prayer to colleagues lost his claim for unfair dismissal after a tribunal judge ruled that there was no place for religious references at work.
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
One of the most prominent figures in the Church of England has joined a landmark court case over the right of Christians to wear the cross.
Sunday, April 29th, 2012
UK churches fear that they could be forced to perform gay marriages. Christians in the West are coming under increased pressure due to the growing influence of secularists.
Saturday, April 28th, 2012
“The decision represents a direct threat to the democratic right to freedom of speech and we intend to continue the fight through the appeal process."
Saturday, April 21st, 2012
The court banned an ad to be run by the Christian radio. The ad asked Christians to report about their experiences of facing marginalization at workplace.
Saturday, April 21st, 2012
‘Christians are driven underground. There appears to be a clear animus to the Christian faith and to Judaeo-Christian values. Clearly the courts of the United Kingdom require guidance.’
Friday, April 13th, 2012
“We are saddened that this level of censorship is in operation in a city that regards itself as tolerant. We think that this is a mistake and we think it is very important that people have the opportunity to debate freely from all points of view.”
Friday, March 23rd, 2012
"In Scotland, 95 percent of religiously motivated violence targets Christians. In France, 84 percent of vandalism is directed against Christian places of worship."
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
“This ruling, while not fatal to Mr Smith’s case, is deeply concerning. It reinforces the widely-held perception that Christians are not afforded the same human rights as others.
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
Christians are being targeted by "anxious" athiests because the rise of radical Islam and terrorist attacks have created a deep-seated suspicion of religion, the Archbishop of Canterbury said yesterday.
Monday, March 19th, 2012
“There seems to be an underlying assumption that, if you attack Christ and Christianity, it doesn’t matter, whereas if you insult the Prophet Mohammed and Islam, there will be serious repercussions.”
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
"Christians are losing their jobs. They are being forced from the public square."
Thursday, March 8th, 2012
“Christians are not asking for special treatment, but we are looking for a level playing field and for sincerely held beliefs to be given equal space in our law and in our society.”
Thursday, March 1st, 2012
“Islam must not be offended at any price, although Christians are fair game because they do nothing about it if they are offended.”
Monday, February 27th, 2012
Britain's laws that are designed to end "discrimination" have eroded the rights of Christians in the country. Despiste their seemingly good intentions, the laws have limited the rights of Christians to practice their faith.
Saturday, February 25th, 2012
A Conservative member of parliament faced death threat for supporting the traditional definition of marriage as relationship between a man and a woman. A Christian leader also received abusive emails for taking similar position.
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
"This is another case where we see intolerance towards the Christian faith and a lack of willingness to make accommodation for it."
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
"We are striking a blow for localism over central interference, for freedom to worship over intolerant secularism, for Parliamentary sovereignty over judicial activism, and for long-standing British liberties over modern-day political correctness."
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
'You cannot and should not extract these Christian foundations from the evolution of our nations any more than you can or should erase the spires from our landscapes.'
Monday, February 13th, 2012
Bishops and MPs last night attacked a landmark ruling banning local councils from saying prayers during meetings as an assault on Britain’s Christian heritage.