8. Appendix: Interview Questions
The interviews for this research project were semi-structured. For each interview, certain questions were drawn up ahead of time with certain goals in mind about what information could be found. These were sometimes asked directly and sometimes replaced by questions that seemed more appropriate to the particular interview. The following are the general questions used most often across all the interviews. Since many questions were essentially the same apart from the organization they referenced, the questions included here only refer to one organization, but signify all the entities that interviewees were drawn from. So, for example, the first question—How did you begin working with this organization?—was asked to nearly every interviewee, but here the question is written referring to the CPT. This pattern is maintained for the whole list to keep it concise. The questions were asked in Portuguese, but here they are followed by English translations.
Como você começou a trabalhar com a CPT, e por quê? How did you begin working with the CPT, and why?
Tem importância pra você que a CPT é uma organização religiosa? Is it important for you that the CPT is a religious organization?
Qual é a história da CPT nessa região? What is the history of the CPT in this region?
Como a CPT trabalhava com a teologia da libertação no começo do seu trabalho nessa região? How did the CPT work with liberation theology during the start of its work in this region?
Houve mudanças nos métodos do trabalho da CPT com os movimentos rurais? Se sim, quais? Have there been changes in the methods of the CPT’s work with rural movements, if so, in what way?
Qual a importância da teologia da libertação no trabalho da CPT hoje? What is the importance of liberation theology in the CPT’s work today?
Qual a importânica das CEBs no passado? What was the importance of the CEBs in the past?
Qual a importânica das CEBs hoje? What is the importance of CEBs today?
O que exatamente a CPT pode fazer para os trabalhadores rurais? What exactly can the CPT do for
Specific to Church affiliates:
Qual é a história da igreja progressista nessa região?
What is the history of the progressive Church
in this region?
Esse progressismo já mudou desde as décadas 1970 e 80? Has this progressivism changed since the 1970s and 80s?
Se a igreja já mudou, qual é a causa dessas mudanças? If the Church has changed, what has been the cause of these changes?