Brazil’s police take Bible classes to reduce stress

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Police officer Paulo Henrique Silva de Pinho with his wife, Ruth Silva, and son Heitor Luz, 2. Photo courtesy Paulo Henrique Silva de Pinho

Police officer Paulo Henrique Silva de Pinho with his wife, Ruth Silva, and son Heitor Luz, 2. Photo courtesy Paulo Henrique Silva de Pinho

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(RNS) Amid concerns about police brutality, Brazilian military police officers are taking Bible study classes during their working hours to help them deal with stress and improve their personal and family lives. But the Christian-based course has hit controversy.