The function of the Registry of Religions (ROR) was to provide standardized codes for identifying religions practiced in the world, however usage never coalesced around a unified list, so the registry was retired in 2020.

In its final form, the Registry consisted of the following tables:

  • ROR_Religion (ROR3) – contains code, Name (Practitioner), Name (Religion), Definitions/Notes
  • ROR_Subdivision (ROR4) – contains code, ROR3, Name (Practitioner), Name (Religion), Definitions/Notes
  • ROR_Modifier – contains code, Name, Definitions/Notes
  • Cross_Reference – contains codes showing how Joshua Project, Operation World, and the World Christian Database categorize religion

Questions about religion codes or standards may be addressed to Lara Heneveld, Team Expansion.

ROR Documents