Monthly Archive: May, 2017

A Refuge in Thunder: Dr. Harding Lectures About Candomblé

A Refuge in Thunder, by Dr. Rachel E. Harding, takes a close look at the trajectory of Candomblé in its Brazilian home as a religion of resilience and affirmation of a Black identity in Brazil.

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Workshop on Yoruba Language in Rio de Janeiro

Ethical Responsibility in the Diaspora

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you believe you’re being taken advantage of or are being abused, do not feel that it’s your role as a “good godchild” to endure such behavior.

Agudas: From Yorubaland to Brazil & Back

During slavery, Yoruba people were among the later ethnic groups to be captured. Yoruba-Brazilians, then, had clearer memories of their roots which allowed them to return home.

Praising Mothers

Orisa bi iya, ko si. Iya la ba ma bo. In other words, there is no Orisa like (or greater than) mother, it is mother who is worthy to be praised.

Mãe Stella de Oxossi Launches Mobile App

In the Internet age where information is simply a wi-fi connection away, it’s difficult to resist the temptation to turn to the Internet as a primary source for learning about the religion. However, the Internet has also afforded us amazing opportunities like the launch of Mãe Stella’s app – Orientações de Mãe Stella. The app launched on May 2nd, Mãe Stella’s 92nd birthday; what a gift has she given us!