Costa Rica


9 April 2016

This activity aims to create an environment where people from different ages and religious groups can trade their ideas and experiences related to Religion and Religious Discrimination in Costa Rica. Thirteen people older than 16 years old and younger than 70 years old, currently living in Costa Rica who identify themselves as part of different religious groups.
Overall, this activity had very positive results. There were some interesting discussions between the participants especially when the conversation touched the topic of the relation between politics and religion in Costa Rica.
The facilitator asked the participants to be as honest as possible; therefore, answers to question one were very different one from the other. After discussing these answers, participants came to the conclusion that religions and beliefs in general play an important role in society. Some people admitted they did not “accept” other beliefs different than their own, but immediately they also accepted that was probably the beginning of religious intolerance.