May the orixás (deities) protect her: Afro-Brazilian religious leader’s temple has suffered eight violent attacks in eight years

Black Women Of Brazil

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Note from BW of Brazil: The persecution of followers of African-oriented religions is another form of intolerance that we’ve been following for some time. There’s nothing new about it and represents yet another means in which Brazilian society shows its rejection of the African presence and influence in the country. The rise of Evangelical churches over the past few decades all over the country has only intensified often times violent attacks on those who practice their religious convictions. The story presented here today is particularly troublesome as the religious leader’s temple has been attacked a number of times in the past eight years. 

The orixás (African deities) protect

The mãe de santo Conceição d’Lissá resists religious intolerance wisdom

by Paulo Cesar Soares, with contribution from Diego Valdevino

Over the past eight years, the terreiro (temple of worship) has suffered several attacks. On June 26, a fire destroyed the tent Over the past eight years, the terreiro (temple of worship) has suffered eight attacks. On June 26, a fire destroyed the tent

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