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Experiencing a mass Islamic revolution in the late 1970s, Iranian society has become known as strongly religious. Now, nearly 20 years after the revolution, it is relevant to examine the extent of religiosity among Iranian youth. Applying a multi-dimensional scale of religiosity (Glock and...
The author considers the current situation of religious groups among the Indian populations of the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. Among the religions present in the Indian communities, one notes, as well as Catholicism and evangelical Protestantism, the persistence of traditional Amerindian...
The author shows how a sample of parish clergy of the (Anglican) Church in Wales draw upon social resources to describe their parishes. An analysis of the written accounts of 17 clergy in the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon shows that the language that they use to produce these descriptions is...
After Elmer Miller's classic work on Toba Pentecostalism appeared in the early 1960s, studies of the emergence of indigenous churches in the Gran Chaco region of Argentina began to multiply. This interest led researchers to identify a number of socio-religious phenomena in connection with...
The “awakening” of the indigenous people of Latin America raises the following question: is it accompanied by a religious revitalization and a return to ancestral beliefs and rituals? Religion is, indeed, present in protests and visible movements such as those in Mexico or Ecuador, but...
The author of this article presents some results of a sociological research project into implicit religion in an area of Tuscany (Italy) that has been subject to rapid economic and social changes. From the analysis emerges a model of life based on material productivity, familial and social...
The recent appearance of the indigenous evangelical movement on the Ecuadorian political scene (2000) is a historic fact that highlights two important aspirations of the Indian people. One is to recover the people's right to freedom and justice, and to reject all forms of exploitation and...
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