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Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States$
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Gastón Espinosa, Virgilio Elizondo, and Jesse Miranda

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195162271

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162271.001.0001

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“The Ladies Are Warriors”: Latina Pentecostalism and Faith-Based Activism in New York City

“The Ladies Are Warriors”: Latina Pentecostalism and Faith-Based Activism in New York City

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Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States
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Elizabeth D. Ríos

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162271.003.0013

This chapter examines the narratives of Puerto Rican Pentecostal women in ministry in New York City. They have led ministries that have sought to live and teach a holistic gospel. They have been able to usher in some level of urban social transformation in their communities. Latina Pentecostals' desires to impact society are rooted in their belief that God is concerned with the person as a whole. To them, it is not an option to sit idly and do nothing as people suffer. It was the call of God over their lives that moved them beyond the four walls of the church to depart altogether from traditional church ministry to do what some may have deemed “ungodly” work—addressing drug addiction, the HIV/AIDS crisis, mental health issues, children with disabilities, and teen pregnancy.

Keywords:   Latina Pentecostals, Pentecostal women, Puerto Rican women, social action, AIDS, mental halth, disabilities, teen pregnancy

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