Unit 3: Religion and Social Change (Summary)

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Nelson points to a number of cased where religion has undermined stability or prompted change:

a) In Northern Ireland, Roman Catholicism has been long associated with Irish Republicanism.

b) Martin Luther King

c) 1960s, Roman Catholic Chuch in Latin America: Liberation Theology

d) Iran, 1979 revolution with Ayatollah Khomeini taking charge

e) Poland: Roman Catholic Church opposed the communist state

f) South Africa, Archibishop Tutu was a prominent opponent of the apartheid.

g) 1989 and 1990: unrest in a number of Soviet republics suggested the continued strength of religious belief. The Roman Catholic Church in Lithuania was…


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