News

OLIRE analyses the state of the right to religious freedom in the region

OLIRE had the opportunity to participate in online events organized by the Center for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS) and the Latin American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT). During these events, Dennis P. Petri discussed the multiple dimensions of the right to religious freedom, its interrelationship with other fundamental rights, and

2020 Semi-annual Report

In order to better understand the state of religious freedom in the region and as part of our “monitoring” goal, the Observatory of Religious Freedom in Latin America launches its Semiannual Report, period January-June 2020. The document is available here.

In Cuba, harassment of Christians intensifies during pandemic

While facing the severity of the economic crisis on the island, a situation that has gotten worse due to COVID-19, civil society organizations and Christian denominations have tried to provide spiritual and material help. However, the authorities have taken advantage of the restrictions imposed in the context of the pandemic to intensify the harassment against

Temples are vandalized in Mexico

The Archdiocese of Xalapa denounced the vandalism carried out against the Church of San José, Santiaguito, San Isidro and the convent of the Mothers of the Sacred Heart, located in Veracruz to the Attorney General’s Office (FGE). The phrases that were painted on the walls of the temples were: “fire to the rapist church”, “No

ODCA proposes religious communities as humanitarian aid managers in Venezuela

The arrival of the Coronavirus further exacerbated the already critical situation in Venezuela, both in economic, social and political terms. While there is some progress on the support provided by various organizations to the neediest populations, most of the time this is possible thanks to negotiations and / or transactions with authorities at different levels.

Distance internship for college students and recent graduates

For the first time, OLIRE launches the distance internship program aimed at university students and recent graduates who have a special interest in the protection of human rights, particularly in the right to religious freedom, thought and/or expression. Interns’ activities will include collaboration with research projects, presentation of reports to various offices of the inter-American

Evangelical Churches of the Biobío report violations of religious freedom to the IACHR

Evangelical organizations in the Biobío region have expressed their intention to report  the Chilean state to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for multiple violations of the right to religious freedom and worship. This is a reaction to the measures implemented by the State in the context of the COVID-19. In this region, the conduct

1 2 3 4 8

The Observatory of Religious Freedom in Latin America is a program of the Foundation Platform for Social Transformation, a registered charity in Voorburg, The Netherlands under Chamber of Commerce #50264249.

Copyright © 2018-2020 - Foundation Platform for Social Transformation

  • Medium
  • YouTube
  • Whatsapp
  • Facebook