Brazil Records over 500 Cases of Religious Intolerance in 2018

Among the most affected groups are Umbanda, with 72 denunciations, Candomblé with 47, Jehovah's Witnesses with 31, African matrixes with 28 and evangelical groups with 23, says 'Dial 100' (Disque 100).

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A report released this Thursday, June 13th, by the Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights (MMFDH) points out that Brazil is still displaying signs of religious intolerance in the form of physical assault, cursing, burglaries, desecration of images, homicide attempts, and criminal fires.

Leading case cities are Natal with 191 cases, followed by São Paulo with 91, and Rio de Janeiro with 61. Natal has led the ranking since 2015.

In 2018, Dial 100 (Dial Human Rights) recorded 506 cases. Among the most affected groups is Umbanda with 72 . . .

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