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Politics, Religion, and Society in Latin America

Book Launch: Politics, Religion, and Society in Latin America

Date & Time

Wednesday
Jan. 16, 2013
9:00am – 11:00am ET

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5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Overview

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.

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Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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