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“Don’t you mess with my children”—Conservative Inter-religious Cooperation in Peru in the XXI Century

  • Paulo Barrera RiveraEmail author
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Abstract

In the last decades of the twentieth century Evangelicals in Latin America countries changed their opinion regarding political participation. At the beginning of the 21st century the political practice of evangelicals shows that their objectives are not only occupying spaces of the Legislative power. The new objectives of political participation seek to influence public policies in order to impose a religious morality on issues such as minority rights, homosexuality and abortion. In this article we study this change in the case of Peru taking as reference the action of three religious leaders from Evangelical, Pentecostal and Catholic churches. We study the organized work of the three religious leaders and their relations with “fujimorism” in the conjuncture of 2016 national elections and in the campaign “do not you mess with my children” of the same year. The actions and discourses of religious groups show strong emotional mobilization, but little capacity to manage a collective identity.

Keywords

Peru Evangelicals Politic Catholic church Fujimorism Religious emotion 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Methodist UniversitySão PauloBrazil

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