A brief history of Afro-Brazilian religions

If there is one group of people with a rich and diverse religious landscape, then it is Brazil. In spite of the influence of Catholicism from Brazil’s colonial era, the country offers a lot of faith varieties from Spiritism, Protestant movements, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, to religions that have African influences via the Transatlantic Slave trade. The slave trade has had so much influence on Brazilian pop culture and has shaped it up and even though it happened centuries ago, slavery has been instrumental in the complexities of the Afro–Brazilian ethnic…

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