Maya/Mam spirituality in “El Redentor” United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee
De la Cruz Cutimanco, Goyo
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This project presents an historical and sociological vision of indigenous Maya/Mam spirituality. The historical damage caused by the European invasion continues as modern exploitation that is causing a mass exodus towards the north. The project describes the survival of the Maya/Mam now living in the Metro District of The United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, and attempting to combine their new Christian faith with their ancestral spirituality preserved for more than 500 years. To include the generation of indigenous people born in the Diaspora takes transformative leadership. Key words: indigenous, Maya/Mam, spirituality, leadership.