We want to contribute to religious freedom in Latin America by raising awareness about this issue. We do this by gathering comprehensive data about incidents of violations of religious freedom in Latin America and inform the public, policy makers, and international institutions about the range of hostilities and marginalization that religious minorities and religious institutions face and experience. We are building resilience so that religious minorities can freely live their faith in the public square; and by advocating for equality and acceptance. We emphasize and teach the vital role religion plays in economic development and conflict resolution.
The Observatory has a strong Think Tank component as we champion/highlight a cause through means of scientific researching and reporting, advocating and contributing to the resilience of vulnerable religious minorities. The core mission of the Observatory is to strengthen research about persecution of religious minorities in Latin America to comprehensively understand what is happening now and to prepare for the future.