World Christian Database


The demographics of Christian martyrdom, AD 33–AD 2001

This new module for the World Christian Database presents data originally published in World Christian Trends as: "the evidence for the startling conclusion that, over the 20 centuries of the Christian faith, some 70 million Christians have been murdered for that faith and hence are called martyrs."

Work continues on adding to this section the period 2001-2010, since it is often the case that much time passes before the worst situations even become known. This module thus presents data initially to the turn of the millennium.

This new home page entitled "Martyrs" is accessible through a link on the main home page.