Sao Paulo hosted the largest Christian gathering in Latin America. There was less political representation in this year's edition.
The French Protestant Federation is worried about media portrayals linking evangelicals in the country to supporters of Trump or Bolsonaro.
The country concludes an electoral process that does not resolve popular polarisation, one of the main challenges that the new government will have to face.
The country faces new elections amid increasing polarisation. "The dispute over the evangelical vote has become very important", say analysts.
The Senate of Brazil voted to make the evangelical pastor and former Justice Minister André Mendonça the newest member of the Supreme Court.
With around 420,000 deaths and rocketing unemployment, pastors hope churches can be “a refuge” in the midst of a severe crisis. “It is the biggest challenge of my professional life”, says an evangelical doctor.
In an interview, team members of the evangelical magazine ‘Ultimato’ analyse the burning issues of the largest country of South America. “The organic approach to church during confinement could change our ecclesiology”.
The Brazilian Evangelical Alliance denounces the presence of the President in a demonstration against the quarantine, ignoring the recommendations of the WHO.
According to the evangelical body, the “legislation is very indulgent due to certain interests”. In 2019, more fires than previous years have been reported.
Three million evangelicals took the streets of Sao Paulo to share the gospel and “cry out for Brazil, for the families, for the end of corruption, for the afflicted hearts”.
Damares Alves is a former evangelical pastor and has become a popular figure of Jair Bolsonaro's government.
They oppose new legislation on carrying weapons, one of the priorities of the Brazilian President.
Educator and lawyer Damares Alves: “We want a Brazil without abortion. How? A Brazil that prioritizes public policies of family planning, where abortion is never seen as a contraceptive method”.
Many pastors supported the campaign of the winner of the Presidential election. But not all Christians agree with his message: “Families and churches are divided”.
The far-right candidate got 46.93% of vote. He is a Roman Catholic who has also attracted the support of many evangelical Christians.
Catholic Jair Bolsonaro leads the polls, as he recovers in hospital from a stabbing: “It’s a miracle”.