Category: OLIRE Updates

PhD Conferral: “The Specific Vulnerability of Religious Minorities”, D.P. Petri

Friday 29 May 2020: 9:45 (Amsterdam time) Online (open to the public) The starting point for this research was the empirical observation that a number of characteristic aspects of religious persecution in Latin America are insufficiently recognized by existing theoretical frameworks and data collection tools. Adopting a human security perspective, Petri develops a methodology that

Expert Seminar: The Impact of Religious Freedom Research

Monday 18 May 2020: 14:00-17:00 (Amsterdam time) Online (open to the public) In recent years, there has been a growing interest in academia in the documentation and measurement of religious freedom, leading to the development of an increasingly rich corpus of religious freedom monitoring instruments, ranging from qualitative monographs and narrative reports to surveys and

Annual report 2019: The multidimensionality of religious freedom

The concept that perhaps synthesizes OLIRE’s work best is “the multidimensionality of religious freedom.” With this concept, we express that religious freedom has multiple dimensions that go far beyond political and academic debates about the relationship between religion and State, or interreligious conflicts. With our 2019 Annual Report, we hope to highlight our efforts to

OLIRE sends contribution for the El Salvador Country Report

OLIRE issued a report to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, highlighting the vulnerability of religious leaders to human rights violations in El Salvador, in order for this issue to be duly incorporated and analyzed in the Country Report. Among our recommendations, we emphasized the recognition of religious leaders as a vulnerable group in contexts

Call for Papers for Expert Seminar and Special Issue on “The Impact of Religious Freedom Research”

You are warmly invited to submit proposals by 20 January 2020 on “The Impact of Religious Freedom Research” for a special issue of the International Journal for Religious Freedom (IJRF). The IJRF is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by the International Institute for Religious Freedom, accredited by the Department for Higher Education and Training of

Participation at the Schönblick Kongress in Germany

The biannual conference on Persecution of Christians was held at the Schönblick Kongress in Schwäbisch Gmünd (Germany) from 10-13 November 2019. Dennis P. Petri, the director of the Observatory of Religious Freedom in Latin America, gave a  conference about “Challenges to Religious Freedom: The persecution of Christians in Latin America.” He also gave a workshop

Publication of book Christian Faith, Philosophy and International Relations: The Lamb and the Wolf

The Brill’s Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy Collection has just released the volume “Christian Faith, Philosophy & International Relations – The Lamb and the Wolf”, edited by Simon Polinder and Govert Buijs. We are pleased that Dennis P. Petri, Director of the Observatory of Religious Freedom in Latin America and Frans Veerman, Managing Director of

Christian Persecution Review presented to the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom

Last July 2019, the Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review of Christian Persecution was presented to the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom. The document highlights the extent and nature of the global persecution of Christians, evaluates the United Kingdom’s foreign policy in this regard, and provides recommendations. The Observatory for Religious Freedom in Latin America

Interview with Dennis P. Petri about religious freedom in Mexico

World Watch Monitor interviewed Dennis P. Petri about religious freedom in Mexico. The interview led to the production of the following articles: In choosing Christianity, Mexican tribals risk alienation, eviction from their communities Christians easy targets in Mexico’s lawless borderlands Majority-Christian Mexico still struggling to ensure religious freedom for rural converts Excerpts of the interview

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