The Factors that Influence the Perception of Islamic-Jewish Minority Religious Communities in the City of Quito

  • Falceri, Laura (PI)
  • Pilatuña Ramirez, Noemi Pamela (Student)
  • Rivadeneira Jaramillo, Pedro David (Student)
  • Silva Valdivieso, Laura Pamela (Student)

Project Details


General objective Analyze the factors that influence the perception of minority religious communities in the Center and North of Quito Justification In the Islamic case, the massive emigration of foreigners to Latin America began at the end of the 19th century, around 1860, until approximately 1950. In Ecuador, the first Arab immigration was possibly caused by the great crisis that occurred during the First World War. At the same time, Ecuador enters into a crisis, which caused the private sector to become more dynamic, depending mainly on imports, as its main source of economy. In Ecuador there are four mosques, two of them located in the city of Quito, one in Cuenca and the last one in the city of Guayaquil, comprising a Muslim community made up of around 1,800 people. In reference to the Jewish community, its first arrival in the Ecuador was during a time of political and economic crisis around the 30s and 40s due to the repression caused by the Nazi regime, made up of 30 Jewish families of German, Polish and Czechoslovakian origin to start a new life dedicating themselves mainly to agriculture and industry. Currently, there are 250 Jewish families in Quito, and this community has only one synagogue, located in the Carcelén sector (Urb. Einstein).
Effective start/end date22/01/1822/01/18


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