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03.31.21 | News Monitoring

Chilean Supreme Court: Attending mass in-person cannot be prohibited

In January 2021, Chile’s Ministry of Health adopted Exempt Resolution No.43, which provides for health measures by Covid-19 outbreak and establishes the new “Step by Step” plan. This resolution, among other things, mandates a ban on holding and attending “public events where attendees have fixed locations” in communes under the category of “quarantine” and “transition”.

03.10.21 | OLIRE Updates

Protestas webseries

In the framework of an ongoing investigation on Citizen Participation and Governance in Latin America, the Observatory of Latin America and the Caribbean (OPALC-CERI/Sciences Po) in alliance with two journalists, seven researchers, and with the financial support of the Charles Foundation Léopold Mayer, launched the webseries Protestas. The eight episodes of the webseries are available

03.10.21 | News Monitoring

Same Faith, Different Persecution. WWR 2021 GSRP Report

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Open Doors International published the WWR 2021 Gender Specific Religious Persecution Report. The report focuses on Open Doors’ World Watch List of the top 50 countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian and aims to reveal how often Christian men and women experience different pressure

03.08.21 | OLIRE Updates

Vulnerability of religious communities in Latin America in the context of COVID-19

Religiones Latinoamericanas Nueva Época has just published the last number of its journal: “Theoretical-Methodological Debates in the Study of Religions” (N. 6, July-December 2020) Rossana Muga, Coordinator of the World Watch Research Unit for Latin America of Open Doors International and Teresa Flores, director of OLIRE, contributed with the article “Vulnerability of religious communities in Latin

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