Sign the Petition – Religious Freedom Now!

I am reposting this in solidarity

Candomblé in the USA

The last two weeks have seen an unusual surge in violence against terreiros in Rio

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de Janeiro. Drug dealers, who are being paid by Evangelical pastors, are breaking into religious temples, threatening baba and iyalorishas, and forcing them (sometimes at gunpoint) to destroy the sacred images of their ile.

The global Orisha community is outraged. While it’s difficult to make a true impact from abroad, there are things we can do to show solidarity with our Brazilian brothers and sisters in the struggle. A petition was started by the The National Council of the Efon Nation to reach the Governor of Rio, the State Secretary of Culture, the State Secretary of Public Security, and the State Secretary of Human Rights. In addition to asking these public officials for support in stopping the violence, the petition invites these authorities to participate in the 10th March in Defense of Religious Liberty…

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2 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Absolutely need to share!

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