Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians is the phrase we use to describe the denial of equal rights of Christians and the social marginalisation of Christians.
The annual report by OIDAC Europe was released in Vienna two days before the International Day of Tolerance (16 Nov.). It focuses on three main developments of intolerance against Christians in European countries: Anti-Christian hate crimes, self-censorship and negative stereotypes and treatment of Christians in the media. OIDAC provides an overview of over 500 Europewide anti-Christian Hate Crimes and discusses disproportionate Covid-19 regulations for churches. The report analyses other forms of discrimination through legislation and lack of competence from authorities when dealing with cases involving religion and religious freedom.Read more
The “Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe“ (OIDAC), together with the Observatory of Religious Freedom in Latin America (OLIRE) and the International Institute for Religious Freedom (IIRF) have published a an academic report called "Perceptions on Self-Censorship: Confirming and Understanding the ‘Chilling Effect‘", which explores the hard-to-grasp phenomenon of self-censorship among Christians due to a "Chilling Effect" caused by intolerance towards dissenting views in secular society. The report focuses on the 4 countries: France, Germany, Colombia and Mexico. The most social problems and conflicts affecting the various human rights and freedoms of fellow Christians.Read more
The Observatory’s new “Top 5 –Report 2019/2020”, presented in Vienna marking the International Day of Human Rights (10 Dec.), shows a multitude of incidents and examples of hate crimes as vandalism of churches and other threats to religious freedom in five European countries where it identified the most severe challenges for Christians.Read more
Here you will find the abstract, conclusions and key findings for each country in 4 different languages: English, German, Spanish and French.Read more