Religion & Spirituality
Is my religion openly accepted and/or practiced in the country I’d like to visit? Will I be able to find places of worship that align with my religion in the place I’m visiting? How should I respectfully visit religious places of worship to learn about my host culture? Is it safe for me to wear religious symbols or certain types of clothing?
Whether you’re looking to continue your own religious or spiritual practice or you’re seeking to research/learn about/experience another religion, doing a little research beforehand can go a long way. Religion can play an important role in your time abroad (or not), but you should consider the safety of practicing or talking about your religion openly in some places. Consult ILGA’s Minorities Report 2017: attitudes to sexual and gender minorities around the world to learn more about how various religions intersect with your destination culture (p. 59).