Resilience to persecution
A practical and methodological investigation
Keywords:Resilience, vulnerability, coping mechanisms, religious freedom, Cuba, Colombia, Mexico
Religious minorities should not only be viewed as passive victims of persecution; they also have agency and can develop mechanisms to cope with the human security threats they face. This study proposes a novel categorization of the broad array of coping mechanisms religious minorities have at their disposal and develops a “Resilience Assessment Tool” as an instrument to observe the resilience of religious minorities. This categorization is then illustrated by discussing three Latin American cases based on original field research. Finally, a number of implications of these empirical findings are formulated for religious minorities and faith-based organizations.
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