Category: OLIRE Updates

The vulnerability of religious minorities. A literature review

Dennis P. Petri contributed to the International Journal for Religious Freedom with the article “The vulnerability of religious minorities. A literature review“ (IJRF Vol 11:1/2 2018 (15–30)). In the article, the author reviews some of the most relevant theoretical and analytical frameworks in terms of their value to assess the specific vulnerability of religious minorities.

Dr. Dennis P. Petri Appointed as International Director of International Institute for Religious Freedom

Dr. Dennis P. Petri, founder and scholar-at-large of the Observatory of Religious Freedom in Latin America (OLIRE) was recently appointed as the new International Director of the International Institute for Religious Freedom (IIRF). The IIRF is a network of professors, researchers, academics, specialists and university institutions from all continents which work on reliable data on the

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

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

Biannual Report | July-December 2020

The Observatory of Religious Freedom in Latin America presents its Biannual Report, period July-December 2020. Through this report, we hope to collaborate with a better understanding of the state of religious freedom in the region. The document is available here.

Resilience to persecution. A practical and methodological investigation

The International Institute for Religious Freedom just published the last volume of the International Journal for Religious Freedom: “Responding to Persecution” (Vol 10 Issue 1/2 2017) Dennis P. Petri contributed to the journal with the article “Resilience to persecution: a practical and methodological investigation“. In the article, the author analyzes how religious minorities respond to

Temples and religious leaders, targets of violence in Argentina

In recent months, Christian churches (Catholic and non-Catholic) continue to be vandalized. According to the Argentine Council for Religious Freedom, during the month of January, there were attacks by radical feminist protesters against evangelical churches in the province of Misiones. In November 2020, the walls of the Nuestra Señora del Rosario Cathedral located in Moreno,

Assessing the specificity of the vulnerability of girls and women belonging to religious minorities

The International Institute for Religious Freedom just issued the last volume of the International Journal for Religious Freedom: “Gender and Religious Freedom”. Dennis P. Petri, founder and scholar-at-large at the Observatory of Religious Freedom in Latin America contributed with the article “Assessing the specificity of the vulnerability of girls and women belonging to religious minorities”.

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