October 10, 2013

Brazil tries to combat religious intolerance of minority faiths

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(Left) Juliana Lima and Jenifer Felicio pose for a photograph. Candomble youngsters grow up in the faith but ofter suffer discrimination because of their beliefs. Photo by Robson Coelho

(Left) Juliana Lima and Jenifer Felicio pose for a photograph. Candomble youngsters grow up in the faith but ofter suffer discrimination because of their beliefs. Photo by Robson Coelho

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(RNS) The murder of a Candomble practitioner and other incidents of religious intolerance have prompted the Brazilian government to launch a new diversity campaign with the goal of combating religious discrimination.