Undergraduate Research Project
This paper analyzes how traditional liberation theology in Brazil has been adapted in the neoliberal age to encompass ecological goals and rhetoric. In this research report, I first examine the work of prominent Brazilian ecotheologians, Ivone Gebara and Leonardo Boff. I then look into the applications of such ecological liberation theology in Catholic activism in Brazil, focusing on the role of religious advocacy in dam controversies, land reform, and mining.
Connor, Lena R., "A New Paradigm: Brazilian Catholic Eco-Justice Activism in the Neoliberal Age" (2011). Environmental Analysis Program Mellon Student Summer Research Reports. Paper 3.
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