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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
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Religions in Latin America: continuities and ruptures


Location: Poznań, Poland
Date: 31 Aug 10:00 - 14:00


Room 3.131

The field of Latin American religions has been marked by continuous and intense transformations in recent years. These include massive conversions to Pentecostal churches, a marked decline in the number of Catholics,and the so-called process of re-Africanization of Afro-Brazilian religions, besides the rearrangement of the relationship between the local and global levels in religions. In addition, entirely new forms of religious expression have been emerging on the continent. These issues have launched theoretical and methodological challenges of a first magnitude for researchers in the field of the social sciences of religion. This panel will discuss empirical and theoretical contributions that seek to describe and analyze the present scenario of religions in Latin America, considering their multiple interfaces and aspects, like religion and politics, religion and gender, popular religions, new religions and religiosities, etc..


  • P 91.1
    • Dr. Oliveira, Amurabi (Federal University of Santa Catarina)
    • Dr. Mauro Cortez Motta, Roberto (Federal University of Pernambuco)
    • Dr. Siuda-Ambroziak, Renata (University of Warsaw)
  • P 91.2
    • Dr. Oliveira, Amurabi (Federal University of Santa Catarina)
    • Dr. Mauro Cortez Motta, Roberto (Federal University of Pernambuco)
    • Dr. Siuda-Ambroziak, Renata (University of Warsaw)

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This works aims to discuss and analyse the process of transnationalization of a Brazilian small church from the southern of Brazil called BRASA Baptist Church (BBC) which has sent, in two decades, more than 200 Brazilians to England to help two local English churches, one in the city of Stortford Bishop called The Hub Church, and another in the city of Bognor Regis called Open Gate Church. In orde ... More
Presented by Mariana REINISCH PICOLOTTO on 31/8/2019 at 12:15
San Simon de Guatemala has been the subject of a research work that I conducted on the border between Mexico and Guatemala. In general line San Simon is a ladino saint, venerated in a vast area of Guatemala, part of Mexico and Salvador. Sometimes it may have different names but keeping the same characteristics. In recent years, through Guatemalan emigration to the United States, it has also spread ... More
Presented by Gabriele BARONI on 31/8/2019 at 12:55
Presented by Dr. Amurabi OLIVEIRA, Dr. Roberto Mauro CORTEZ MOTTA, Dr. Renata SIUDA-AMBROZIAK
Healing (therapy, treatment) is one of the terms that define human active response to the condition of illness, distress and other health (physical or psychological) problems. Nowadays still many Brazilians choose, among various available responses, those which (often complementarily with the biomedical ones) give them a chance to turn all their concerns over to Christian God – directly, through ... More
Presented by Dr. Renata SIUDA-AMBROZIAK on 31/8/2019 at 10:40
Brazilian sociologists take very seriously their role as heirs of Comte and Marx. They are convinced that religion will eventually wither away. Yet, this process may require an indefinite period to be completed. It would then be incumbent upon social scientists to assume the management of this interim, putting to the best this process possible use the moral and material assets of surviving, but de ... More
Presented by Dr. Roberto MOTTA on 31/8/2019 at 10:00
This paper analyses the search for new forms of religious expression that have been emerging in Latin America. Most of these new religiosities, part of the New Age movement, are influenced by the Orient and have developed, in a larger scale, from the 1960’s onwards. These new forms of religious expression can be observed more sharply in the contemporary concepts of secularism, rationality and hy ... More
Presented by Cecilia dos Guimarães BASTOS on 31/8/2019 at 12:35
In the past decade, the Australian mega-church Hillsong has become a global religious phenomenon. It has a global weekly assembly of over 100,000 adherents located in 21 countries; a worship band whose music is sung weekly by an estimated 50 million people in 60 languages; 1.4 million Instagram followers and 1.8 million YouTube subscribers, and celebrities such as Justin Bieber in the congregation ... More
Presented by Dr. Cristina ROCHA on 31/8/2019 at 10:20
This paper describes and analyses the process whereby Muslim women residing in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA) draw their subjectivities along religious and genderized lines. Exploring how they interpret the discourses and stereotypes concerning them and signify personal and community narrative constructs, brings us closer to the ways they conceive of and experience ´being Muslim´ in t ... More
Presented by Mayra Soledad VALCARCEL on 31/8/2019 at 11:00
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