We want to make a contribution to religious freedom in Latin American by bringing awareness about this issue. We do this by gathering comprehensive data about incidents of violation of religious freedom in Latin America; by informing the public, policy makers, and international institutions about the ranges of hostilities and marginalization religious minorities and religious institutions face in Latin America; by building resilience so that religious minorities can freely live their faith in the public square; and by advocating for remedies. To accomplish our mission we research, analyze, document, and report cases of violations of the religious freedom in Latin America. We emphasize the vital role religion plays in economic development and conflict resolution.
The Observatory has a strong Think Tank component in as much as it champions/advances a cause though means of scientifically researching and reporting, advocating and thus contributing with the resilience of vulnerable religious minorities. The core mission of the Observatory is to strengthen research about persecution of religious minorities in Latin America in order to comprehensively understand what is happening now and to prepare for the future.