The director for Latin America of the Knights of Columbus, Mr. Luis Guevara, said this week that the young people of Mexico should not be afraid to publicly express their religious beliefs. He made his comments just before the launch of the Voices Symposium, which will take place September 25 and 26 in Mexico City.
The free event is being organized by the Knights of Columbus, the Becket Fund For Religious Freedom and the Archdiocese of Mexico City. It will feature discussions about aspects of religious freedom that affect Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Canada, Brazil and the United States.
Guevara also said young people have a special role to play in strengthening Mexico’s democracy by building a country that is “inclusive and where civil and human rights are fully respected.” “Religious freedom, defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is the cornerstone of all other rights,” he said.