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Epistemic Concerns in the Global South

Latinamerican Insights


  • Diego Irarrazaval Henriques Silva University



Latin America, spiritual solidarity, Christian education, Christian leadership, global South


In the midst of pandemic stress, basics such as rice and health are shaping daily tasks and plans for an unpredictable future. People feel called, in many ways, to spiritual solidarity. What might happen in MWI and its intercontinental role? In 2007, Aparecida´s emphasis has been on discipleship and mission. The focus today is to listen to each other’s suffering, and as God's people respond to wholistic human needs. Latinamerican traditions intertwine as we enjoy fiestas and also confront injustice. What are the epistemic concerns? Unfortunately, the spiritual is often limited to feeling good. Solidarity is seen as donations to others (without mutual care). Such simplistic attitudes require reexamination and discernment. How is life understood in southern regions?

Author Biography

Diego Irarrazaval, Henriques Silva University

Member of the Congregation of the Holy Cross. He teaches at the Religious Studies Institute of the Catholic University of Silva Henriques in Chile, especially in matters of interreligious dialogue and anthropology.

For more articles by Diego Irarrazaval please see IxTheo.


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