Carmen Guevara

Carmen Eugenia Guevara Guardado is an analyst at the University Institute for Public Opinion (IUDOP) of the Universidad Centroamericana “José Simeón Cañas”. In recent years, she was the main researcher of the study conducted in El Salvador as part of the Central American research project “The impact of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements on Community Organizations and Civic Participation”. This research, the objective of which was to know the political impact of the religious Pentecostal groups in Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador, was financially sponsored by Templeton Foundation and supported by the Center of Religion and Civil Culture of the University of Southern California. Carmen Guevara previously worked as research assistant in the Anti-drugs Foundation of El Salvador, participating in two multi-method studies oriented to social topics: “Drugs and violence” and “High risk places of crack consumption and HIV in El Salvador”. Carmen Guevara has also worked as technician in the research unit of the National Council for Public Security, systematizing data on delinquency and high risk factors associated to violence.

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The Faith of the Killable: A Faith for Empowerment?

This framework of socioeconomic disparity and violence is key to understand how entire population sectors in Río become and remain killable people, and to assess the serious restraints that inmates who proceed from these sectors will face again, once their time in prison is finished. As one listens to Dr. Johnson describe the high homicide rates of Río de Janeiro, the gap in between the haves and the have nots, as well as the appalling conditions he witnessed –through use of an admirable methodology– in this city’s prison system, ...

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