See this online text:
- Persecuted and Forgotten? A Report on Christians Oppressed for their Faith 2013–15, compiled by John Pontifex, John Newton, and Clare Creegan, with additional research by Michael J. Robinson and assistance from Tony Smith, Tony Cotton, etc. (Surrey: Aid to the Church in Need, 2015). With a Foreword by Melkite Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo, Syria. Available in PDF format on this page of Aid to the Church in Need Australia.
- The Executive Summary is available at Issuu (linked from this page of Aid to the Church in Need), and the Principal Findings of the report are available on this page of Aid to the Church in Need United Kindom, which has highlights of the report on this page. A summary may be found at Vatican Radio.
- The earlier report is indexed on this page of the Catholic eBooks Project: Online text: “Persecuted and Forgotten? A Report on Christians Oppressed for Their Faith 2011-2013”.
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“Of the 23 countries that showed high levels of persecution… In 16 countries the persecution was linked to extremist Islam… In 6 of the remaining countries the persecution was attributed to authoritarian regimes… And in 1 country – India – the persecution was linked to Hindu extremists. In addition, faith groups in the West have experienced increasing hostility and pressure in a society where secularism and atheism have gained prominence. In this region of the world, there has been a growth in acts of hatred and institutional intolerance towards religious groups and the values they uphold.” (From the home page of Religious Freedom in the World Report – 2016)