Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Thursday to recognize same-sex civil unions as a "family entity."
The ruling makes the largely Roman Catholic country one of a few countries in South America to allow some form of legal unions for homosexual couples.
The proceedings over the case began Wednesday, lasting about 10 hours, and ended on Thursday with a 10-0 decision, and one abstention. more >>
Though the gunman who killed 12 children at a school in western Rio de Janeiro in Brazil asked God for forgiveness in a letter that was found on him, some evangelical theologians and pastors are convinced he won’t be forgiven.
"There is nothing in the Bible to justify the murderer’s postmortem request for forgiveness,” Brazilian Theologian and Presbyterian pastor Augustus Nicodemus Lopes told The Christian Post.
Wellington Menezes de Oliveira, 23, entered Tasso da Silveira elementary and middle school during class Thursday morning, pretending to be a lecturer. When he was questioned, he opened fire with guns in both hands. more >>
A famous secular-singer-turned-pastor, who has shared the stage with the likes of Gloria Estefan, took to Twitter on Monday to start a campaign to get him on a secular TV program in Brazil so he can "minister in the name of Jesus."
"Guys, I'd like to step in to Eliana's program and minister in the name of Jesus!" Can I ask you to help me?" tweeted Christian Duran.
Duran, a French naturalized Brazilian who converted to Christianity in 2003 after recovering from a severe car accident in Chile, is urging his followers to go to Eliana's twitter and ask her to allow him to participate in her program. more >>
Over the weekend, an evangelistic crusade organized by a Brazilian megachurch pastor and televangelist attracted around 70,000 people.
Pastor Silas Lima Malafaia delivered gospel messages at the Vida Vitoriosa para Você (Victorious Life for You) event in the southern city of Florianopolis.
Some 4,500 came to the front of the stage to give their lives to Jesus during the event. more >>
It has been said recently that there is a revival in Brazil due to the explosive growth of the evangelical population, which is predicted to grow 7.42 percent this year to reach 57.4 million.
But the Rev. Hernandez Dias Lopez from the Presbyterian Church of Vitoria in southern Brazil told The Christian Post earlier this week that he does not believe the explosion of the evangelical population is a sign of a spiritual revival. Lopez is host of the TV program "Truth and Life" of the Presbyterian Church of Brazil.
"The explosion of numerical growth of the Brazilian Church is related to a gospel that I would call 'hybrid,' 'syncretic,' 'practices completely strange from God's word,'" he said. more >>
Young Christians in Brazil have brought more than a thousand people to Christ in the northeastern city of Salvador during Carnival, the country’s biggest annual festival.
Carnival, from March 4 to 8, draws millions of people to watch colorful and extravagant street parades conducted by “samba”schools. It is amid high rates of alcohol consumption and sexual promiscuity that members of Youth With a Mission JOCUM went out to do evangelism in the city of Salvador, in the state of Bahia.
Salvador has one of the largest Carnival festivals in Brazil. Some 500,000 tourists join the 1 million residents of Salvador to celebrate Carnival. more >>