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Religions in the world

  • About 84% of the world’s population practices a religion, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.
  • The common values held by the major religions remain important elements of the different human communities.
  • These religions are united by several principles including the defense of human dignity and the obligation to help the most vulnerable.
  • Religions have always been major actors in the fight against sexual exploitation and have achieved very important results in their work of prevention and protection of victims.
  • Religious organizations are effective partners in the fight against modern slavery.
  • Religious leaders have the ability to promote positive and sustainable change by raising social awareness on this issue.
  • A multicultural and inter-religious approach is more necessary than ever in the current globalized world.

84% of global population is affiliated with a religion