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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

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

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

Lecture of Dennis P. Petri at Regent’s Park College, Oxford – 20 March 2017

Professor Dennis P. Petri was invited as guest lecturer during the week of 20-24 March 2017 for the Postgraduate Degree on “Constitutional State and Religious Freedom”, hosted by a consortium of academic institutions composed of ANAJURE, Mackenzie Presbyterian University (São Paulo, Brazil), Institute Ius Gentium Conimbrigae – Center for Human Rights of the University of

Latin America’s Overlooked Persecuted Church

1. What does persecution in Latin America look like? Persecution of Christians in Latin America is a complex picture and results from the interplay between an overall lack of security and social exclusion, experienced by the majority of Latin American citizens. The high degree of violence particularly affects Christians who are perceived to be a

Transcript of Dennis P. Petri’s testimony at Congressional Hearing on Religious Freedom in the Americas now available

The transcript of Dennis P. Petri’s testimony at the hearing on “Challenges to Religious Freedom in the Americas” before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the US House of Representatives of 17 September 2015 is now available. You can access it here. Watch the video recording of the hearing

Religious freedom in Latin America

Organized crime People who practice their religious faith in Latin America – whether they are Pentecostal preachers or devout Catholic priests such as Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now of course famous as Pope Francis – can be restricted by organized crime. The main feature of organized crime is the creation of a climate of impunity, anarchy

“Challenges to religious freedom in the Americas” – Testimony before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Freedom of religion has many components. The UN Human Rights Committee in its General Comment 22 says freedom of religion, as provided under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, is “far-reaching and profound.” According to the Committee, the right “encompasses freedom of thought on all matters, personal conviction and the commitment to religion

Subcommittee Hearing: Challenges to Religious Freedom in the Americas

On 17 September 2015, the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of House Committee on Foreign Affairs of the United States Congress held a hearing on “Freedom of Expression in the Americas.” Dennis P. Petri was invited to witness at this congressional hearing. This is the video recording of his verbal testimony (starts after minute 15). His written testimony can

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