TitleVulnerable salvation: evangelical Protestant leaders and institutions, drug use and HIV and AIDS in the urban periphery of Rio de Janeiro.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsGarcia, J, Muñoz-Laboy, M, Parker, R
JournalGlob Public Health
Volume6 Suppl 2
PaginationS243-56
Date Published2011
ISSN1744-1706
KeywordsBrazil, Female, HIV Infections, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Leadership, Male, Protestantism, Qualitative Research, Rehabilitation Centers, Religion and Psychology, Residence Characteristics, Substance-Related Disorders, Urban Population, Vulnerable Populations
Abstract
 

This analysis focuses on the evangelical Protestant responses to drug use and HIV prevention, treatment and care in the urban periphery of Rio de Janeiro. We question how religious institutions, and the positions of pastors, create or reduce various elements of societal illness and vulnerability. We aim to show that the views of pastors may symbolise a form of social regulation that may have a meaningful social impact on drug use and HIV and AIDS. The interviews of 23 evangelical religious leaders were collected. Two case studies of evangelical drug rehabilitation centres (DRC) are derived from five qualitative interviews. Evangelical DRC generally reflects pastors' discourses of reintegration into social networks including marriage, family and employment. We found important differences in the discourses and practices in private versus state-funded rehabilitation centres that may reveal ways social and programmatic vulnerabilities may affect the efficacy of public health interventions.

DOI10.1080/17441692.2011.562217
Alternate JournalGlob Public Health
PubMed ID21512922
PubMed Central IDPMC3158949
Grant ListF31 HD055153 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
R01 HD050118-05 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
T32 MH020031 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States
T32 MH020031-11 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States
F31 HD055153-02 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
R01 HD050118 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States