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Rituals and Emotional Rejuvenation

Sharon Erickson Nepstad

in Convictions of the Soul

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780195169232
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835195 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195169239.003.0007
 Rituals and Emotional Rejuvenation

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The Central American solidarity movement began to subside in the late 1980s as the countries in the region signed peace accords and military regimes lost power. However, there often remains a group of activists who continue to organize. Their biggest challenge is sustaining commitment to a movement that has lost momentum, with the prevailing view that protest is no longer necessary or effective. In the early 1990s, Father Roy Bourgeois successfully launched a campaign that kept solidarity activism alive.

Keywords: Central America; solidarity movement; Father Bourgeois; activism

Chapter.  8859 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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