Brazilian missionaries, Jose Dílson Alves da Silva and Zeneide Novaes, who have been imprisoned in Thiés, Senegal, were granted bail in Dakar on Friday. The missionaries were arrested in November last year accused of child trafficking and conspiracy.
Pope Francis Could Foster Ecumenism, Help Decentralize Catholic Church, Latino Christian Leaders Claim
Pope Francis' installment as pontiff could lead to a major and significant impact not only in the Catholic Church, but also across all religions as well as the political area, a number of Catholic and Evangelical leaders in Latin America have said.
With Pope Benedict XVI announcing his impending resignation at the end of this month, rumors continue to swirl about who will succeed the Pope when he steps down. Many are now pointing to a Brazilian Archbishop as one of the favorites to be the next pontiff.
A recent report by Forbes magazine listing the richest pastors in Brazil has sparked criticism of evangelical leaders in the country.
An advertisement depicting Rio's Christ the Redeemer Statue in bed with the Statue of Liberty has sparked outrage in the Christian community. The advert purportedly for Ukraine International Airlines has gone viral and has received much criticism since it was first launched.
Evangelist Benny Hinn will be hoping to help bring revival to Brazil during the country's carnival period, taking place from Feb. 9 through 12.
Following the recent U.S. Presidential elections, where Hispanics played an important role in the outcome, the Barna Group have announced the launch of its new Hispanic research division.
Lady Gaga has been gushing about how much she loves Brazil ever since she arrived in the country for her "Born This Way Ball" tour. The "Telephone" singer was moved to tears during her first performance in Rio de Janeiro last Friday.
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez and Robert Gittelson have called on Latino voters to choose the better equipped candidate to work on immigration reform in the upcoming presidential election next week.
Christian leaders in various Latin American countries have called for unity in order to make a larger impact in the region. The call came during a meeting of Evangelical Alliances that took place in Panama city, Panama, between October 17 and 20.
A controversial auction to sell off a Brazilian woman's virginity has come to an end Wednesday with six bidders confirmed as competing. The auction ended with a Japanese man winning with a final bid of $780,000.
Evangelical Christians in Brazil have been playing an important role in the 2012 mayoral and city councilor elections in the country. Following their huge growth, revealed in the 2010 census results from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), they have been seen as a major target group for candidates vying for votes.
An evangelism effort titled "Hug in the name of Jesus" has been heralded a success by a group of Christians calling themselves "Crazy for Jesus." The effort was conducted at a gay parade in Goiania, in the central region of Brazil.
Brazilian Catarina Migliorini, who is just 20-years-old, became a viral sensation in recent weeks after she decided to auction off her virginity to the highest bidder. The move has sparked a wave of criticism and debate about sexual morality and prostitution issues, with Christian leaders speaking out to offer guidance on sex and spirituality.
Marcos Witt has announced that he is leaving hospital and is on the way home after a serious boat accident. He took to his Twitter account to give thanks for the prayers he had received from friends and fans.
Brazilian Pastor Urges NJ Women to Take Lead in Combating Sexual Immorality: 'Women Don't Need to Be Sexy to Be Beautiful'
Pastor Sarah Sheeva, who is a prominent speaker promoting abstinence in Brazil, held a women's only service in Kearny, New Jersey recently where she appealed for a return to a more conservative way of life to combat current day sexual immorality.
The nominees for the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards were announced recently, and included a number of internationally recognized Latin American Christian singers.
A self-confessed "ex-nymphomaniac" Brazilian pastor and missionary from the International Cell Church is preparing to preach about how women can avoid attracting "jerks" in their lives. The controversial subject will be taught alongside teachings on sexuality and sanctification in New Jersey in October.
Uruguay's Congress has approved a bill to decriminalize abortion during the first trimester of a woman's pregnancy. The measure was approved by 50 votes to 49 late Tuesday after 14 hours of intense debate.
The executive director of the Brazilian Evangelical Alliance (ACEB) has expressed his high expectations for the Ibero-American Forum of Evangelical Dialogue (FIDE), which is looking to propose discussion and prayer on common issues affecting Latin America.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has recently approved the construction of a number of Israeli-style moshav or cooperate villages, in the country, Israel Today has reported.
A 20-year-old woman from Southern Brazil has sparked a wave of criticism by auctioning off her "first sexual experience" to the highest bidder as part of a documentary. The stunt has generated outrage in Brazil, however, bids have already reached $1 million.
The UFC 152 fight between Vitor Belfort and Jon Jones will take place this Saturday, and the fight is already standing out from other similar fights for the fact that both fighters have expressed great respect for one another for being Christian.
An Indian spiritual leader has drawn thousands to meditate together and stand against violence and stress in Buenos Aires, last weekend, sparking a debate over spirituality in the capital of Argentina.
A longstanding advocate of LGBT rights in Brazil, Senator Marta Suplicy, has sparked backlash from evangelical Christians after her statement that Lula, the former president, is "god."