A recent blog post by one of PADF's partners, Facing History and Ourselves, sheds light on the issue of religious diversity in Latin America. While most people think Latin America isn’t very diverse, it’s home to one of the most religiously-diverse countries in the world: Suriname.
As part of the "Believe in Tolerance" initiative with the U.S. State Department, PADF partnered with MTV Latin America’s “Agents of Change” (Agentes de Cambio) campaign to hold a regional contest. Religious communities and individuals across Latin America were asked to submit ideas for an initiative that would foster religious tolerance. The winner is Pantokrator, a unique “heavy metal rock” church in Bogota, Colombia. The church hosted a unity concert on February 8, 2015 in celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week.