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News Brazil » Religion: Brazil’s Biggest Afro-Brazilian Festival Celebrates a Sacred Sea Goddess

News channel or source: https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/zmwej3/brazils-biggest-afro-brazilian-festival-celebrates-a-sacred-sea-goddess
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

The feast unites Catholics, tourists, and members of Candomblé and Umbanda, two Afro-Brazilian religions. It occurs simultaneously with the holy day of Our Lady of Navigators, a devotional title for the Virgin Mary, to whom Portuguese seafarers would pray ...

News Brazil » Religion: African religions in the New World

News channel or source: http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20180218/african-religions-in-new-world?rssfeed=true
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

Today, many Christians in the Caribbean and Brazil seek spiritual blessings and power from African-American priests and priestesses. Many African-American religions (wiki) emerged from this process; the most important include Voodoo (Vodou, Vudú ...

News Brazil » Religion: Brazil’s Jewish history celebrated at Rio Carnival

News channel or source: https://www.jta.org/2018/02/13/news-opinion/world/brazilian-jewish-pioneers-to-new-york-celebrated-in-rio-carnival-parade
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

In 1624, the Dutch — who were tolerant of Jewish migration and open practice of religion — took over portions of northeast Brazil. In 1637, the Jews built the Kahal Zur Israel synagogue in Recife, which was closed by the Portuguese when the Dutch were ...

News Brazil » Religion: What Hair Care Means to Women Around the World

News channel or source: https://www.allure.com/story/what-hair-care-means-to-women-around-the-world
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

Since then our hair has become a signifier of religion. Of political status ... rain-forest-foraged ingredients in Brazil. And it’s partly because, perhaps more than any other beauty conventions, hair rituals are passed down through generations.

News Brazil » Religion: Rio Carnival: The UK woman leading the dance in Brazil

News channel or source: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43005300
Publication date: Saturday 10 February 2018

revered to by Afro-Brazilian religions. The Londoner was chosen to be the muse of one of Rio de Janeiro's samba schools, leading out its first float at the Sambadrome - the world-famous carnival strip. The 37-year-old, now known as Samantha Flores after ...

News Brazil » Religion: Evangelicals’ newfound political clout in Latin America unnerves politicians, Catholic Church

News channel or source: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/feb/19/latin-american-voters-turn-evangelicals-social-con/
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Among Brazil’s progressives, the alarm bells are ringing ... and there are people who use religion as a platform.” Anti-establishment sentiment The Costa Rica election is another race firing evangelical voter fervor. In the weeks leading up to the ...

News Brazil » Religion: How Nigeria's Millennial Priestess Is Revitalizing Spirituality

News channel or source: http://www.ozy.com/provocateurs/how-nigerias-millennial-priestess-is-revitalizing-spirituality/83619
Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

Culture and religion in Nigeria form a tightly woven fabric ... reaching countries like Cuba, Brazil and Haiti, where the Santeria and Candomble communities adopted and adapted it. She believes that its growing visibility in the diaspora has been a ...

News Brazil » Religion: Brazil starts Carnival with anti-establishment tone

News channel or source: https://www.indianagazette.com/news/world/brazil-starts-carnival-with-anti-establishment-tone/article_7384b643-0620-5236-9d50-1181076eedcd.html
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

“Brazil has been mired in political chaos and corruption scandals ... “The mayor has no idea what Carnival is and doesn’t separate his religion from our city’s most important party,” said Lucia Araujo, who was wearing a “Fora Crivella ...

News Brazil » Religion: Brazilian-Jewish pioneers to New York celebrated in Rio Carnival parade

News channel or source: https://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/news/world_news/brazilian-jewish-pioneers-to-new-york-celebrated-in-rio-carnival/article_77043d8c-160c-5671-8e50-1eb2c2936188.html
Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

In 1624, the Dutch — who were tolerant of Jewish migration and open practice of religion — took over portions of northeast Brazil. In 1637, the Jews built the Kahal Zur Israel synagogue in Recife, which was closed by the Portuguese when the Dutch were ...

News Brazil » Religion: New study demonstrates the difference between religion and being religious

News channel or source: http://www.calgaryjournal.ca/index.php/living/4032-rosemary-j-de-souza
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

Twelve years ago, Engler began studying religion in Brazil after being interested in one particular theme: the tension between popular religion, what people actually do, and orthodox religion, what people are supposed to do according to religion.