The purpose of the World Report is to draw on the unique experience of the Seventh-day Adventist Church around the world in order to produce an annual “snap-shot” of the religious freedom environment—constitutional, legal, and social—of every country and territory recognized by the United Nations.
This provides a useful resource not only for the Seventh-day Adventist Church, but also for governments and NGOs who can benefit from first-hand insights provided by Adventists who are operating within these jurisdictions.
We rely on local church administration and leaders to ensure the accuracy of each country report. If you see an error, or have more information to share for a particular country, we would appreciate your feedback. Please email us at krauseb(at)gc.adventist.org.
World Report 2015
In spite of an unprecedented global mobilization to promote religious freedom, including the recent advocacy of the pope, Catholic bishops, and politicians of various parties, the state of religious freedom in the world remains bleak. Various statistics point in the same direction, namely an increase in restrictions to religious freedom.Download
World Report 2010-11
This report has come a long ways from our initial endeavor to document the state of religious freedom in the world with a focus on the Seventh-day Adventist experience. In an increasingly interrelated global world, a systemic approach to religious freedom in the context of human rights is warranted and requires a broader, multidisciplinary approach.Download