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Monday, July 2, 2018

Brazil’s Soccer Stars Love Jesus

What a ban on World Cup religious demonstrations reveals about evangelicals in South America’s biggest country.
Marcos Simas and Carlos Fernandes
In Brazil, the country of football, the relationship between religion and the soccer ball is old. Athletes have long played with crucifixes, medals of saints, or wrist tapes honoring the deities of the local Candomblé cult. But in recent years, explicit evangelical expressions of the faith in ...
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