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Christian church leaders call for Bolsonaro’s impeachment

Approximately 370 religious leaders from different churches and Christian movements in Brazil filed a petition to open an impeachment trial against President Jair Bolsonaro. Among the reasons, religious leaders point to the total absence of government initiatives to reduce the impacts of the pandemic, denialism, contempt, and sabotage of prevention and health policies; in sum;

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,

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

Christian leaders and temples, targets of violence in Venezuela

Venezuela has been the scene of violent incidents that were targeted at Christian leaders and places of worship. Multiple religious leaders have been killed and robberies have been occurring in the last months. Brother Luigi Manganiello, the headmaster of the La Salle religious institute died on January 6th as a result of the injuries he

Antofagasta Cathedral vandalized

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, feminist protesters set fire to a banner at the doors of the San José Cathedral, located in Antofagasta. The action of the police prevented the fire from spreading inside the Cathedral and helped the door suffer minor damage, however, this is one more incident

Nicaraguan Catholic Church raises money anonymously out of fear of reprisals

Cardinal Leopold José Brenes announced that a total of $61,836.65 and C$1,454,305.58 córdobas was raised for victims of hurricanes Eta and Iota that struck Nicaragua between November 3rd and 16th. Official figures indicate that 3 million people were exposed to the effects of both hurricanes, approximately 46% of the population. And that, the damages and

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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