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Recognition of religion or belief in Colombia

According to the SRR, conditions for RoRB in the Republic of Colombia are classified receptive.

Recognition of religion or belief in Colombia


  • Recognition and registration are loosely amalgamated rather than ideally differentiated.

  • Some of the informational and characteristic requirements of an applicant entity are inappropriate and do not correspond to religious freedom standards, namely the consideration of membership size in the process of recognition; however, Colombia retains its receptive classification because these requirements seem to only be loosely applied.

Positive elements:

  • The provision of an web-based registration process is fairly unique to Colombia and demonstrates its closeness to dynamism.

  • There are provisions in place for making distinctions between the recognition of churches, denominations, federations, confederations and associations of ministers.


  • In order to become dynamic, establish greater differentiations between existential recognition and legal registration and establish a recognition agency that works independently of the government.

  • Resolve some of the minor issues with inappropriate informational requirements.

RoRB Topic
RoRB Compliance
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