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The Progressive Catholic Church and Working Class of Brazil | ACDNI

Digitization of the Diocesan Curia of Nova Iguaçu’s (Brazil) Archive

Project Abstract

This project works to digitize selected collections from the Archive of the Diocesan Curia of Nova Iguaçu (ACDNI), a center of Brazil’s progressive Catholic Church during the military dictatorship (1964-1985). The collection is comprised of 475 linear feet (145 linear meters) of printed materials that document not only ecclesiastical matters, but also the social struggles of the working-class suburbs of Rio de Janeiro known as the Baixada Fluminense, social movements in the region, resistance to authoritarianism, and liberation theology.

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