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World Watch List 2021

Open Doors International, an institution that studies the reality of persecuted Christians around the world has just launched the World Watch List 2021. The list presents those countries where it is most challenging to be a Christian. The private, family, community, national, and church life of Christians is studied to identify pressure situations that put

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”.

The limitations on religious activities in Cuba and Nicaragua and its impact on human development

OLIRE had the pleasure to be part of the Online Conference on Human Development organized by the Unequal World Research Center, IPSEC, and UN Liaison Office for IRLA and SDA. Within the framework of the conference theme Human Development in the context of Current Global Challenges, OLIRE presented the theme “The limitations on religious activities

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

The International Religious Freedom Alliance initiative

Daniel Stefano Salazar, OLIRE intern, comments on this recent initiative: “In February, the United States launched the International Religious Freedom Alliance (IRF Alliance). The goal is the promotion of freedom of worship and religion around the world. The commitment of this group is to observe and provide support to different countries that put in danger

IACHR admits case against Bolivia for violation of conscientious objection to military service

The organization Rights in Action announced that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) declared the admissibility of the international complaint against Bolivia for the violation of the human right to conscientious objection to military service. The complaint was filed in 2016 by Rights in Action, representing José Ignacio Orías Calvo. In the report 147/2020,

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

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