Politics, Religion, and Society in Latin America

January 16, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am

Long assumed to be the unchanging and unquestioned bulwark of established power and privilege, religion has diversified and flourished while taking on new social and political roles in more open   societies.  How did this change occur?   Why did churches in the region embrace new ideas about rights, sponsor social movements, and become advocates for democracy? How were they affected by the violence of recent years and what role did they play in post violence reconciliation? What further changes are on the horizon? In his new book, Politics, Religion, and Society in Latin America (Lynne Rienner Publishers), Daniel H. Levine addresses these issues, uniquely situating the Latin American experience in a rich theoretical and comparative context.

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Event Speakers List: 
  • Daniel Levine // Public Policy Scholar
    James Orin Murfin Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan
  • Alexander Wilde // Senior Scholar, Board Member
    Researcher in Residence, American University
  • Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University
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