CLACS Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean: Past, Present and Possible Future - Day One

Welcome Address

Ainhoa Montoya, Director of the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) Manoela Carpenedo, Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Religion, Conflict and Globalization (CRCG), University of Groningen

Panel 1 - Religion and Political Mobilization

Chair: Joanildo Burity (Fundação Joaquim Nabuco) Gerson Leite de Moraes (University Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Brazil): The Approximation between Militia Power and Religious Fundamentalism in Brazil: the current Crises of the Brazilian Republic Johanna Perez Gomez (University College London, UK): The Spiritual War: Paramilitaries, Sorcery and the Rising of Pentecostalism in Colombia Luciana Chamorro Elizondo (University of Michigan, US): Theo-politics and the Economy of Hate in PostRevolutionary Nicaragua

Panel 3 - Religion and Environment

Chair: Niall Geraghty (University College London) Ainhoa Montoya (School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK): The Earth as a Common Home: Political History and Eco-theology in Central America Kasia Mika (Queen Mary University London, UK): Crafting Hopeful Futures in the Meantime: Environmental Crises and the Caribbean Beyond a Tropical Apocalypse Adriano Godoy (Brazilian Centre for Analysis and Planning, Brazil): Ethnoecological Architecture in the Catholic Amazon Gabriel Bayarri (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain and Macquarie University, Australia): Decolonising Mary: A Material Approach to Social and Environmental Justice in Latin America


Professor Virginia Garrard (University of Texas at Austin) Restoring the Kingdom: Authoritarianism and Christian Nationalism in the Americas