Religion and the Awakening of Indigenous People in Latin America

  title={Religion and the Awakening of Indigenous People in Latin America},
  author={Crist{\'i}an Parker Gumucio},
  journal={Social Compass},
  pages={67 - 81}
  • C. P. Gumucio
  • Published 1 March 2002
  • Political Science
  • Social Compass
The “awakening” of the indigenous people of Latin America raises the following question: is it accompanied by a religious revitalization and a return to ancestral beliefs and rituals? Religion is, indeed, present in protests and visible movements such as those in Mexico or Ecuador, but religion does not appear to be the principal factor or the deepest source of these movements. Thus, alongside the rapid expansion of evangelicals (especially Pentecostals) among the indigenous communities, we… 

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