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Title: The Awakening of Chile
Subtitle: Demands for Participation and the Synodal Church
Author(s): ARENAS, Sandra
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 45 Issue: 1 Date: 2022
The crisis of abuses and cover-ups in an ecclesial context has undermined a certain form of institutionality. At the social level, a parallel development that was going on for several years led to what has been called the 'Awakening of Chile', with massive social mobilizations as of October 18, 2019. In this paper we discuss the current state of Chile and the Chilean church, the notion of 'common demand' as it was present in social and ecclesial discourse, and the possibilities that this notion offers for societal organization and a fortiori, for pastoral dynamics and ecclesial structures.