Topic 4 Cases and examples

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is established in order to support and assist participating States and civil society organisations in order to promote human rights, tolerance, non-discrimination among others. (OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights website)

One can search and find information on specific hate incidents by country, type of crime and bias motivation from 2016 to 2021 in the following ODIHR website:

The incidents are reported by NGOs, international organizations and the Holy See.


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Please watch the video ‘The Power of Religion in a Turbulent World’ by the U.S. Institute of Peace, which refers to specific examples of overcoming religious conflict worldwide: 

Would you say that the initiatives for religious reconciliation come from the grassroots level or from the top down? Why is it important to come from both sides?