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Promised Land

Anna L. Peterson

in Seeds of the Kingdom

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780195183337
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784691 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195183339.003.0003
Promised Land

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This chapter examines rural social movements in El Salvador from the first rural social movements and peasant federations of the 1960s, through the civil war of the 1980s, and into post-war social and political life in rural areas today. It focuses on the movement to repopulate war-torn rural areas and the effort to transform economic and political institutions, reform agricultural practices and land tenure, practice environmental restoration, and create models of a “new society” based on progressive Catholic values.

Keywords: agriculture; Catholicism; El Salvador; environment; social movements

Chapter.  14369 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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