n International Journal for Religious Freedom - The impact of persecution upon the Igreja Evangelica Congregacional in Angola 1950-1974 : research in progress




My interest in the research stems from personal experience of a warring Angola during the 1980's. Growing up in Angola, as anIgreja Evangelica Congregacional in Angola (IECA) pastor's son, I knew fear, social exclusion, and religious alienation. Much of the persecution which the IECA faced during this period of history can be ascribed to the impact of Marxism-Leninism, the political ideology adopted by the MPLA (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola) after independence in 1975.


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