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dc.contributor.advisorRey, Terry
dc.creatorWard-Bucher, Mary
dc.date.accessioned2023-05-22T19:43:22Z
dc.date.available2023-05-22T19:43:22Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/8449
dc.description.abstractCentral American leadership in the 1980s Philadelphia Sanctuary Movement was cultivated through long experiences with social injustice, along with deeply political religious sensibilities rooted in Latin American labor organizing and the base Christian community movement. While it is sometimes assumed that they carried with them only an undifferentiated past of victimization and violence, Central American sanctuary activists and collaborators brought refined community organizing skills, which they intentionally employed to expand solidarity and sanctuary coalitions across Northern America. This dissertation explores some of the ways in which displaced Central American human rights workers moved within this international, interreligious context to further their liberationist goals. In a religious environment steeped in long histories of racialized missionary intervention and human exploitation, Guatemalans and Salvadorans asserted a different vision of sanctuary not only concerned with personal safety, but also with the opportunity to educate the U.S. public while they transformed the practice of sanctuary from the inside out. Harnessing the resources of their own cultural and religious histories and experiences, Central American human rights workers gained access to certain critical segments of the human, social, and political capital of the Philadelphia region to advance the cause of their own survival and flourishing.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTemple University. Libraries
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dc.subjectReligious history
dc.subjectPeace studies
dc.subjectLatin American studies
dc.subjectCentral America
dc.subjectHuman rights
dc.subjectMigration
dc.subjectPhiladelphia
dc.subjectReligion
dc.subjectSanctuary movement
dc.titleReconciling Liberation and Charity: Central American Leadership in the 1980s Philadelphia Sanctuary Movement
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dc.type.genreThesis/Dissertation
dc.contributor.committeememberAlpert, Rebecca T. (Rebecca Trachtenberg), 1950-
dc.contributor.committeememberTesfai, Rebbeca
dc.contributor.committeememberBarba, Lloyd Daniel
dc.description.departmentReligion
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/8413
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dc.description.degreePh.D.
dc.identifier.proqst15260
dc.creator.orcid0009-0004-2671-0753
dc.date.updated2023-05-19T01:08:16Z
refterms.dateFOA2023-05-22T19:43:23Z
dc.identifier.filenameWardBucher_temple_0225E_15260.pdf


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