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Christian Ministry is reported to the Ministry of Health in Chile

The Ministry of Restoration, a Christian group whose vision focuses on providing support to people struggling with emotional, relational, and sexual problems, was recently reported to the Chilean Ministry of Health for violating the human rights of LGBTI groups. The complaint was made by the Movement for Homosexual Integration and Liberation (Movilh), who claimed that

Various religious denominations form Interreligious Social Council in Venezuela

On April 22nd, representatives of the Catholic and Anglican church, the Jewish community, the Evangelical Council of Venezuela and other social organizations signed a declaration creating the Interreligious Social Council of Venezuela. The Council aim to be a space for reflection and action to generate consensus on how to mitigate the country’s problems. Its main

Criminal groups put the safety of religious leaders at risk in Mexico

Various criminal gangs continue to impose terror and violence in the country. Religious leaders who carry out their activities in areas with high insecurity rates bear their testimonies in anonymity because of fear for reprisals. They continue to report being victims extortion, kidnapping and constant monitoring. These criminal groups, in addition to seeking control of

Rio Negro Court confirms sentence against Argentine gynaecologist

According to the Criminal Code of Argentina, abortion is not punishable in case of rape. In 2012, the Supreme Court specified the scope of this rule, requiring the development of protocols for its proper application. In 2019, the Argentinian gynaecologist Leandro Rodríguez Lastra was sentenced to suspended jail term and disqualification, under charges of non-compliance

Superior Council of Notaries of Costa Rica incorporates conscientious objection in its directives

The Superior Notarial Council of the National Directorate of Notaries of Costa Rica modified the “Guidelines for the Exercise and Control of the Notary Service”, in order to allow the Notary to act adjusting his religious conduct and way of life to what his own conviction prescribes, without being forced to abide by their role

Bolivian Supreme Electoral Tribunal warns candidates not to use religious symbols

A few days ago, the Bolivian Supreme Electoral Tribunal reminded the candidates participating in the 2020 general elections of the guidelines established in the Electoral Regime Law No. 026. According to the provisions, electoral propaganda that directly or indirectly uses symbols and/or religious references of any nature or creed is prohibited. In case of non-compliance,

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