Information on the Assemblies of God church [ECU12084]

As indicated in previous responses dealing with countries other than Ecuador and in the attached documents, the Assemblies of God church is a Pentecostal institution founded earlier this century by two Swedish nationals. Please find attached several documents that contain information on Pentecostal churches, the Assemblies of God and religion in Ecuador, although none of the documents contain detailed information on the situation of the Assemblies of God or its followers in Ecuador. Among the attachments is the copy of a special issue of Latinamerica Press on "the Evangelical tide" in Latin America, which contains a number of references to the Assemblies of God. Please note that Latinamerica Press, as noted in the small print of the publication's back cover, is published by a non-profit organization whose established purpose is to report on the Roman Catholic church.


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Hanratty, Dennis M., ed. 1989. Area Handbook Series: Ecuador: A Country Study. Washington: Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, pp. 93-94, 96.

Immigration and Refugee Board Documentation Centre (IRBDC), Ottawa. 21 June 1991. Response to Information Request SLV8853.

Latinamerica Press [Lima]. 29 June 1989. Vol. 24, No. 21. Lima: Noticias Aliadas, pp. 1-8. Mews, Stuart, ed. 1989.

Religion in Politics: A World Guide. Chicago: St. James Press, pp. 61-62.