Homies and Hermanos: God and Gangs in Central America (Oxford University Press 2011) takes a close-up look at the lives of sixty-three former gang members, many of whom joined an evangelical congregation as part of their attempt to extricate themselves from gang violence.
Robert Brenneman, author of the book and editor of this blog, is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Saint Michael´s College in Colchester, VT. He is currently conducting follow-up research to gauge the long-term impact of the decision to leave the gang by way of the church. Click vitae for his latest CV.
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