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Tag: Religion and Violence in Latin America

This initiative sought to illuminate how religion has related to violence in different contexts. Research had three key objectives: 1) to assess the impact of churches and religion on political change in Latin America through the last half century; 2) to examine their role in the defense of human rights and ministry toward victims of violence; and 3) to interpret how religious ideas and practices have been shaped by political context and different forms of violence. It is one of four projects examining religion in Latin America by the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) at American University.

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