Tag: Brazil

Christian church leaders call for Bolsonaro’s impeachment

Approximately 370 religious leaders from different churches and Christian movements in Brazil filed a petition to open an impeachment trial against President Jair Bolsonaro. Among the reasons, religious leaders point to the total absence of government initiatives to reduce the impacts of the pandemic, denialism, contempt, and sabotage of prevention and health policies; in sum;

Recognition of religious services as essential activities in Pernambuco

Jose Matheus de Andrade Medeiros, member of ARCAP (Reformed Association for Culture and Political Action) in Brazil informed the Observatory about the restrictions on religious services in the state of Pernambuco as a result of the coronavirus lockdown. In Pernambuco, religious services were not recognized as essential activities, despite the federal decree from 23 March

Meeting with the President and Vice-President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

On Tuesday 1 September 2015, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) received  a joint delegation of ANAJURE (Brazilian Association of Evangelical Lawyers) and the Foundation Platform for Social Transformation at its headquarters located in San José, Costa Rica. ANAJURE was represented by Uziel Santana (Chairman), Valmir Nascimento (Director of Academic Affairs), Augusto Ventura (Honorary Director) and Rosane Araújo

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