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    • Incarcerated Pentecostalism |
      The prisons and jails of Rio de Janeiro are unexpected sites of religious innovation. Autonomous, inmate-led prison churches operate inside of every penal facility in Rio, and these prison churches use an organizational model that resembles the Pentecostal churches outside of prison. (Center for Religion & Civic Culture)
    • Evangelical Christianity and conservative politics don't have to go together
      In the United States, evangelical Christianity and conservative politics are so intertwined that you’d think the Bible contains a commandment to “vote Republican.” But a recent paper shows that the relationship isn’t a necessary one—and that in a different political climate (such as Brazil), evangelical Christians might even be liberals. (Boston Globe)

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