Consorcio Latinoamericano de Libertad Religiosa
The Consorcio Latinoamericano de Libertad Religiosa was founded in Lima (Peru) in 2000. It aims to be a “permanent reflecting and counselling forum to Latinamerican actors on the religious issue” and it is specially focused on “continental unity in the juridical criteria concerning the right of religious freedom and the relations between Church and State” (Acta de Constitución, Lima 22 de septiembre de 2000). Its members are scholars of different Latin American countries, such as law professors from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay; some scholars from USA and Europe also belongs to it as extraordinary members. The main association activity is the annual meeting; the last Colloquium (2007) was held in Bogotá, and the previous ones took place in Río de Janeiro (2006), México D.F. (2005), Santiago (2004), Buenos Aires (2003), Valparaíso (2002), Lima (Peru, 2000). The Mexican, Chilean and Peruvian proceedings have been fully published, the proceedings of the Buenos Aires meeting were partially published. A book on religious freedom in Latin America is forthcoming. In the Consorcio website there are some articles in PDF format, and a data bank on law and religion.