SAO PAOLO (RNS) — The apparently intentional escalation of fires in the Amazon rainforest has contributed to a growing political split between Catholics and some Protestant groups and President Jair Bolsonaro's evangelical supporters.
(RNS) — The new law marks a turning point for Protestant denominations that have historically tended to keep their distance from politics.
SÃO PAULO (RNS) — Thanks to new tools for the study of genealogy and the help of a welcoming rabbi, the Bnei Anusim, or 'children of the coerced,' have taken their first steps to be fully recognized as Jews again.
SAO PAULO (RNS) — During his campaign, Brazil's new president unapologetically dismissed the concerns of Afro-Brazilian communities, announcing at one point, 'The state is Christian and the minority will have to change.'
SAO PAULO (RNS) — The flow of refugees has overwhelmed efforts to meet Pope Francis' call to provide 'hospitality and acceptance' for immigrants.
SAO PAOLO, Brazil (RNS) — The Brazilian president's security chief was quoted in a recent news story about the synod, saying, 'We are worried about it and want to neutralize it.'
SAO PAOLO, Brazil (RNS) — More than 600 women — varying in age from 8 to 67 — have accused the medium of sexual assault, adding a distressing chapter to the long history of spiritist mediums in Brazil.
SAO PAOLO, Brazil (RNS) — Posing as a political savior for the Christian right, Jair Bolsonaro now has to live up to high expectations.