Through a case study in Campos, a northern city of Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, this article analyzes reports from young people who state that they have undergone a process of revival or reactivation of their Catholic faith. They all declared to have participated in the “St Andrew’s School of Evangelization.” They also mentioned having experienced an "encounter with God." Their narratives were similar to conversion accounts reported by practitioners of other religious traditions. The interviewees describe faith as a personal choice, and emphasize the need for religious study and the value of religious knowledge. To what extent these values will lead to some future tension with the Catholic institution is an open question for future researchers.
Mariz, Cecilia L.; Mesquita, Wânia Amélia Belchior; and Araújo, Michelle Piraciaba
"Young Brazilian Catholics Reaffiliating: A Case Study in the City of Campos, RJ, Brazil,"
Journal of Global Catholicism:
2, Article 4. p.60-87.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/jgc/vol5/iss2/4
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