Colombia celebrates national day of religious freedom and worship

On July 4, Colombia celebrated the National Day of Religious Freedom and Worship for the fifth consecutive year.

Colombia is one of the few countries in the region that seeks to implement a cross-sectoral strategy for the promotion of the right to religious freedom and the recognition of religious groups as strategic social actors.

One of the most important recent initiatives is the Comprehensive Public Policy on Religious Freedom and Worship (2017), which is gradually implemented in the different departments of the region thanks to the efforts of the authorities, religious groups and other members of civil society.

As part of the celebration of this day, OLIRE participated in the Panel “Present and Future of Religious Freedom for the Construction of Social Fabric”. The conversation was organized by Zion International University, the mayor of Villavicencio and the Municipal Council of Religious Affairs of Villavicencio.

The full event can be found here.

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