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Religião & Sociedade
versión impresa ISSN 0100-8587
MAUES, Raymundo Heraldo. Comunidades "no sentido social da evangelização": CEBs, camponeses e quilombolas na Amazônia Oriental Brasileira. Relig. soc. [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.2, pp. 13-37. ISSN 0100-8587. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-85872010000200002.
The study about new ecclesial movements in the Roman Catholic Church, in Oriental Brazilian Amazon, has allowed a reflection on the influence of that Church in two rural areas of the State of Pará: the Transamazônica Highway and the Tomé Açu micro-region. In both, the so-called Ecclesial Base Communities, very active, play important role between the populations of these areas. The article proposes to examine the social condition of those people who, according to their experiences and practices, incorporating critically the influence of pastoral agents, take on new identities, and new political and religious practices, not present before in their territory.
Palabras clave : Roman Catholic Church; New Ecclesial Movements; Brazilian Amazon; Ecclesial Base Communities.