What we do


“Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians” is the phrase we use to describe the ranges of hostilities and marginalization Christians and Christian institutions face in Europe. 

Examples include physical attacks and threats against individual Christians or Christian communities, desecration and vandalism of Christian sites, discriminatory laws and biased application of facially ‘neutral’ laws, exclusion of Christians and Christian symbols from the public sphere, interference with parents’ rights, and violations of freedom of religion, expression, association, and conscience. 

Our focus on Europe is not meant to diminish the tragic persecution Christians experience in other parts of the world, but to stay vigilant in the protection of human rights.




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The Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians (Dokumentationsarchiv der Intoleranz gegen Christen) is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization registered under Austrian law. The Observatory is funded by private donations.

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