Colombia suffered decades of civil war and fighting until the recent historic peace agreement between opposing forces. The many years of insecurity had resulted in restrictions on civil liberties, including religious freedoms, meaning different religious groups suffered persecution, threats and violence. This was due to their belief in speaking out and standing up for innocent people being displaced and killed by armed actors such as guerrillas, paramilitary groups, and the army. The instability also saw restrictions on religious groups’ involvement in political processes, with the government refusing to allow or recognise the legitimacy of religious organisations’ advocacy.
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