Author: Collaborator OLIRE

Teachers training in Manizales

As part of the implementation of the Comprehensive Public Policy on Religious Freedom and Cults in Manizales – Colombia, the Quality Unit of the Ministry of Education, with the support of the office implementing the policy and the Secretariat of Municipal Government, invited OLIRE to train more than 300 teachers in the municipality on issues

Vandalized temples in Argentina

In several provinces of Argentina, theft, vandalism and desecration of churches were reported. In the face of the economic crisis, that is exacerbated by the current pandemic, such incidents are more frequent and affect temples of Christian worship. Alms, images– among other goods – become valuable for various criminal groups. Many times, in addition to

OLIRE analyses the state of the right to religious freedom in the region

OLIRE had the opportunity to participate in online events organized by the Center for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS) and the Latin American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT). During these events, Dennis P. Petri discussed the multiple dimensions of the right to religious freedom, its interrelationship with other fundamental rights, and

In Cuba, harassment of Christians intensifies during pandemic

While facing the severity of the economic crisis on the island, a situation that has gotten worse due to COVID-19, civil society organizations and Christian denominations have tried to provide spiritual and material help. However, the authorities have taken advantage of the restrictions imposed in the context of the pandemic to intensify the harassment against

Temples are vandalized in Mexico

The Archdiocese of Xalapa denounced the vandalism carried out against the Church of San José, Santiaguito, San Isidro and the convent of the Mothers of the Sacred Heart, located in Veracruz to the Attorney General’s Office (FGE). The phrases that were painted on the walls of the temples were: “fire to the rapist church”, “No

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