In the Guardian, Tom Phillips profiles Jean Wyllys, Brazil’s first openly gay MP—and explores the growing political voice of the country’s far-right evangelical leaders who oppose him.
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1,940 years after the destruction of the Second Jewish Temple, a building plan has been authorized in São Paulo, Brazil to build a 180 foot high replica of Solomon’s Temple. The replica will serve as an evangelical Christian church that will be able to seat 10,000 people. Modern technology will allow this edifice to be constructed in four years. It is thought that it took twenty-three years to build the Second Temple over 2,000 years ago.
At Shadow and Act, Tambay Obenson posted a video about the rise of Islam in Brazil’s favelas. The clip, from France 24′s This Week in the Americas feature, interviews mostly young Muslim men who were introduced to Islam, interestingly, through American hip hop music.