Latin American Theological Fellowship
Regional Consultation for Mexico, Central America, Panama and Caribbean, San José, Costa Rica, 6-7 August 2009
On 6-7 August 2009, in San José, Costa Rica, 60 participants from 10 different countries developed the topic of Church, Power and Mission in Latin America Today. The use and abuse of power was dealt with both in relation to internal church relations, leadership and such and in relation to Christian presence in the broader socio-political sphere. Also, during this consultation, a letter was drafted condemning the coup in Honduras and calling for a peaceful solution to the conflict. Close to twenty papers were presented and processed in plenaries and groups.
Conference papers for download
By kind permission of the authors and of Ruth Padilla de Borst, conference organiser, some of the papers presented are available (in Spanish) for download below.
- Sharo Rosales, 'The use of power and spiritual abuse in the churches'
- Nina Balmaceda, 'Power and advocacy'
- Gustavo Román, 'The church and the construction of democracy'
- Edesio Sánchez, 'Centrality of Scripture in an alternate vision of the church'
- Loreto Fernándes, 'Some observations on power and today's society'
- Carlos Mondragón, 'Protestantism and power in Latin America: Religious minorities, secularism and political culture'
For further information and interaction, visit the LATF website www.ftl-al.org.