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The perception and response of the church to corruption in Latin America and the Caribbean

Research to understanding the causes and effects of corruption in the LAC region and the ways the church can combat it adequately and effectively


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Throughout history, corrupt governance has had a profound economic, social and environmental impact in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC region). This crisis within institutions is taking a heavy toll on public policies and human rights in most countries in the region. 

For this reason, in 2021 Tearfund decided to carry out research to explore the thinking of the church about corruption and the ways communities of faith might contribute to good governance in the LAC region. 

This research report concludes that the church must be a prophetic voice, actively speaking out against corruption and challenging injustice in the region. The report offers recommendations from various focus groups on how communities of faith can denounce corruption and contribute to good governance. 

In addition to the full report and summary, you can download a leaflet and video that communicate the key findings of the report.

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