World Register of Religions


The World Government has registered rel.world domain to create the World Register of Religions.


Here is preliminary draft:


Christianity 2300 million
* Catholic 1,329,000,000 * Roman Catholic Church 1,311,000,000 vatican.va * Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association 5,000,000 chinacatholic.cn * Worldwide Communion of Catholic Apostolic Churches * Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church 5,000,000 novo.igrejabrasileira.com.br
* Protestants 419,316,000 (2010) * Anglican community 73,000,000 anglicancommunion.org * World Assemblies of God Fellowship 69,200,000 worldagfellowship.org Pentecostal 105,000,000 * Assemblies of God (Brazil) 30,000,000 * Apostolic Church 15,000,000 * Church of God in Christ 6,500,000 * Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 4,000,000 * Christian Congregation (Brazil) 3,120,000 * "God is Love" Pentecostal Church ("Deus e Amo") 3,000,000 * International Church of the Foursquare Gospel 2,863,232 * United Pentecostal Church International 2,300,000 * Brazil for Christ 2,000,000 * Christ Apostolic Church (Nigeria) 1,300,000 * Pentecostal Church of Indonesia 1,280,000 * Pentecostal Assemblies of the World 1,000,000 * Igreja Evangelica Pentecostal (Brazil) 1,000,000 * World Communion of Reformed Churches 100,000,000 wcrc.ch Reformed/Presbyterian/Congregational/United 75,000,000 * United Church of Canada 3,000,000 * Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar 3,000,000 * Christian and Missionary Alliance 2,644,296 * Netherlands Reformed Church (NHK) 2,600,000 * Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 2,560,201 * Presbyterian Church of Korea (Haptong) 2,094,338 * Presbyterian Church of Korea (Tonghap) 1,660,248 * Reformed Church in Hungary 1,600,000 reformatus.hu * Dutch Reformed Church (NGK; South Africa) 1,403,180 * Church of Central Africa, Presbyterian (Malawi) 1,250,000 * Church of God Miss. Intl. (Nigeria) 1,200,000 * Church of North India 1,125,000 * Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 1,043,943 * Church of Scotland 1,000,000 * United Church of Christ (USA) 1,000,000 * Church of Christ in Nations (Nigeria) 1,000,000 * World Methodist Council 80,000,000 worldmethodistcouncil.org Methodist 70,000,000 * United Methodist Church 12,719,550 umc.org * Council of Evangelical Meth. Ch-s of L.Am. and the Caribbean 1,400,000 * African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church 1,252,369 * Church of the Nazarene 1,216,657 * African Methodist Episcopal Church 1,200,000 * British Methodist Church 1,200,000 * Lutheran World Federation 74,000,000 lutheranworld.org * International Lutheran Council ilc-online.org Lutheran 64,000,000 * Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD) 27,400,000 * Church of Sweden 7,143,292 * Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 5,500,000 * Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland 4,400,000 * Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark 4,350,000 * Church of Norway (Evangelical Lutheran) 3,850,000 * Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod 2,582,440 * Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania 2,200,000 * Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus 1,625,994 * Malagasy Lutheran Church (Madagascar) 1,500,000 * Evangelical Ch-ch of the Luth. Conf. in Brazil 1,000,000 * Baptist World Alliance 47,500,000 baptistworld.org Baptist 70,000,000 * Southern Baptist Convention 16,000,000 * Nigerian Baptist Convention 3,250,000 * National Baptist Convention of America 3,106,000 * Progressive National Baptist Convention 2,500,000 * Council of Baptist Churches of NE India 1,630,000 * Baptist Bible Fellowship International 1,600,000 * Myanmar Baptist Convention 1,500,000 * American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. 1,455,855 * Brazilian Baptist Convention 1,440,000 * Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Conv., USA 1,050,000 * National Primitive Baptist Conv. of the U.S.A. 1,000,000 * Protestant Churches in China (Three-self Movement) 23,000,000 ccctspm.org * Seventh-day Adventist Church 20,727,347 adventist.org * Evangelical Church Winning All (Nigeria) 10,000,000 ecwa.org.ng * Kale Heywet Church (SIM, Ethiopia) 9,000,000 ekhc.net * Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 6,000,000 universal.org * Protestant Christian Batak Church (Indonesia) 4,000,000 * Church of South India 3,800,000 csisynod.com Anabaptist * Mennonite World Conference 2,100,000 mwc-cmm.org * Salvation Army 1,650,000 salvationarmy.org * Assemblies of brethren 1,500,000 brethrenonline.org
* Orthodox Christian 260,000,000 * Eastern * Russian Orthodox Church 164,100,000 patriarchia.ru * Romanian Orthodox Church 18,806,428 patriarhia.ro * Orthodox Church of Ukraine 10,000,000 pomisna.info * Church of Greece 10,000,000 ecclesia.gr * Serbian Orthodox Church 8,000,000 * Bulgarian Orthodox Church 7,500,000 * Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople 5,300,000 patriarchate.org * Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East 4,300,000 * Georgian Orthodox Church 3,500,000 * Oriental * Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church 36,000,000 * Coptic Orthodox 10,000,000 * Armenian Apostolic Church 3,500,000 * Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church 3,030,000 * Syriac Orthodox Church 2,000,000 * Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church 1,000,000 * Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece 2,500,000 ecclesiagoc.gr
Nontrinitarianism * Iglesia ni Cristo (Philippines) 27,000,000 iglesianicristo.net * Jehovah's Witnesses 16,500,000
Restorationism * Latter Day Saints (Mormons) 16,500,000 churchofjesuschrist.org * World Convention of Churches of Christ 5,400,000 worldconvention.org
* Church of Jesus Christ on Earth (Kimbangu) 6,500,000
* Zion Christian Church (South Africa) 3,870,000
* Church of the Lord Aladura (Nigeria) 3,000,000 aladura.net
* Unification Church (Moonies) 1,500,000
* Unity Church 1,000,000 unity.org
World Council of Churches oikoumene.org
Islam 1900 million
* Sunni 940,000,000 Al-Azhar University azhar.edu.eg Saudi Mufti mufti.af.org.sa * Shiite 120,000,000 Iran Supreme Leader leader.ir Aga Khan akdn.org * Ahmadiyya 10,000,000 alislam.org * Alawi 1,400,000
Organization of Islamic Cooperation oic-oci.org
Hinduism 1100 million
Vaishnavites 580,000,000 * Swaminarayanism 5,000,000 * Krishna Consciousness 1,000,000 iskcon.org Shaivites 220,000,000 Neo-Hindus and reform Hindus 22,000,000 * Veerashaivas (Lingayats) 10,000,000 * Balinese Hinduism 2,800,000 * Divine Light Mission 1,200,000
Buddhism 500 million
Mahayana 185,000,000 Theravada 124,000,000 Lamaism (Vajrayana/Tibetan/Tantric) 20,000,000 Dalai Lama dalailama.com Vajiranyanasamvara sangharaja.org * Soka Gakkai 11,000,000 * Choge Buddhism 8,000,000 * Rissho Koseikai 5,000,000 * Reiyukai 3,000,000
Sikhism 24,591,000 (2010)
Judaism 14,641,000 (2010) * United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism 2,000,000 uscj.org * World Union for Progressive Judaism 1,800,000 wupj.org * United Orthodox Jewish Congregation of America 1,043,943 Orthodox Union ou.org Chief Rabbinate Rabbinate
Sathya Sai 10,000,000 sathyasai.org
Falun Dafa 10,000,000
Taoism 9,017,000 (2010) Chinese Taoist Association taoist.org.cn
Baha'i 7,477,000 (2010) * Baha'i World Faith 6,000,000 bahai.org
Confucianism 6,461,000 (2010) chinakongzi.org confucianacademy.com matakin.or.id
Jainism 5,749,000 (2010) Svetambara 4,000,000 Sthanakavasis 750,000 Digambaras 155,000 jainpedia.org
Shinto 4 million Jinja Honcho 3,000,000 jinjahoncho.or.jp
Cao Dai 4 million caodai.com.vn
Seicho-no-Ie 3,200,000 seicho-no-ie.org
Ch'ondogyo 3,000,000 chondogyo.kr
Tenrikyo 2,350,000 Tenrikyo tenrikyo.or.jp
Radhasoami 2,000,000 Radhaswami Satsang Dinod radhaswamidinod.org
PL Kyodan 1,000,000 perfectliberty.org
Sekai Kyuseikyo 1,000,000 izunome.jp
Sukyo Mahikari 1,000,000 sukyomahikari.or.jp
Rastafari 1,000,000 rastas-home.tripod.com
Yazidism 1,000,000 Spiritual Council of the Yezidis in Georgia yezidi.ge

Main sources:


* adherents.com - World Religion Statistics


* Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs


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The World Government