Tag: Colombia

Resilience to persecution. A practical and methodological investigation

The International Institute for Religious Freedom just published the last volume of the International Journal for Religious Freedom: “Responding to Persecution” (Vol 10 Issue 1/2 2017) Dennis P. Petri contributed to the journal with the article “Resilience to persecution: a practical and methodological investigation“. In the article, the author analyzes how religious minorities respond to

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”.

Paramilitary groups close churches in northern Colombia

The organization The Voice of the Martyrs disclosed that paramilitary groups closed about sixty churches in the North of Colombia, specifically in Antioquia, Bolívar, Chocó and Córdova. According to reports by field researchers from that organization, churches and pastors’ homes were marked with the initials of the paramilitary group Autodefensas Gaitanistas de Colombia (AGC); They

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

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

Vandalized churches in different countries of the region

On International Women’s Day, celebrated every 8th of March, various groups of women participated in massive marches demanding respect for their rights and equal treatment. In countries like Colombia, Mexico, andArgentina, some radical feminist groups vandalized various public spaces and monuments, including places of Catholic worship. These groups painted the walls of the temples, with

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

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