base community

base community

n. Roman Catholic Church
A lay group, especially in Latin America, practicing nonliturgical religious devotions and striving for socioeconomic improvement in the community.
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Service Credit Union was established to provide affordable credit to the Pease Air Force Base community. It has over USD 3.4 billion in assets and 50 branch locations in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, North Dakota and Germany.
Why would some people living in the same barrio opt to participate in an Ecclesial Base Community (CEB) while others, often members of the same family, join a Pentecostal church?
This award is presented by the Department of the Air Force to a credit union that provides exceptional services to an Air Force base community. Andrews Federal's commitment to financial literacy, tailored products and service offerings, military community support and relationship with base personnel were all cited in its selection for the award.
children in their Sunday best a small group of leaders from the local Christian base community gathered around a table.
They are a Christian base community, one of 53 such groups in the Santa Cruz Parish.
(13) The functions that initially define a base community are specifically religious.
While he draws on his research in Argentina, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and the US, he centres his study on Brazil in a way that sharpens its effect, both on its local object of study and on our grasp of the larger impact of liberation theology and base community practice.
During the late 1970s and early 1980s, the base community had taken an experimental approach to liturgy, which was prepared weekly by a group of lay activists who rotated responsibilities informally.
What is needed in rural Thailand today is what I call "Buddhist base community,"(8) with leadership from well-educated or well-informed Buddhist monks or laity.
Base community members from 240 of the country's 255 dioceses represented the mosaic that is Brazilian society: There were Amerindians, Afro-Brazilians and people whose ancestry is a mix of both; there were fair-haired, light-skinned descendants of German and Slavic immigrants to southern Brazil.
She does so by way of her own commentaries which frame an extensive series of quotations from some of the major thinkers and activists in the base community movement.
These are, according to base community leaders, the last gasps of a dying order in which the rich controlled every aspect of the lives of the poor.

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