Peru is on the western coast of South America.  They are primarily known for coffee as their economy staple.  We thank them for that!  But there is also large corruption, taxation and inequality, and cocaine production.  Over 50% live in poverty and nearly 20% in extreme poverty.  They have religious freedom but the Catholic Church is the officially recognized state church and receives preferential treatment.  This was used in the past to discriminate against non-Catholics in taxes, property, education and politics. The Catholic church is in crisis there, with as little as 5% attending church.  The evangelical movement has grown dramatically since the 1960’s and they are now engaged in social and political issues, a force for positive change and […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.