The two-day Evangelistic Crusade Victorious Life For You has drawn an impressive crowd in Brazil. The event is in its 16th year and according to organizers more than 650,000 attended the event this year in Ponta Negra Beach, Amazonas state in the northwest of Brazil.
Well-known televangelist Pastor Silas Malafaia, who led the event, preached the message "God is in control" and "How to be a complete person," leading nearly 11,000 to commit their lives to Christ over Aug. 25-26, 2012.
"I was spiritually weak, but from now on I want to have a change in my life," said one attendee, Naicson Costa de Souza, who had drifted away from the church but has now decided to return, according to Malafaia's Victory in Christ Church website. more >>
A Brazilian psychologist is being threatened with having her license to practice therapy revoked after she publicly affirmed her Christian beliefs on her blog and Twitter accounts, which is in conflict with the countries Federal Council of Psychology's (CFP) code of ethics.
Marisa Lobo is a widely respected psychologist and evangelical who routinely comments on psychological issues affecting society today. She posts messages to her Twitter account as well as to her website under the title "Christian Psychology."
Lobo's posts often deal with denunciations of homosexual adoption, and her support for sexual orientation change therapy, which routinely differ from the progressive left in Brazil and the CFP. more >>
Brazil has become the latest country to pave the way for same-sex marriage after it approved a measure on Thursday changing the legal definition of a "civil union" to simply be between two people, without making it exclusive to a man and a woman.
The measure passed the Brazilian senate, its first legislative step in congress, after the issue had been disputed for 16 years, the Associated Press reported.
The Senate still does not approve of gay marriage, but Brazil's judiciary has already moved toward legalizing same-sex marriages after state courts last year began allowing civil unions between homosexuals to be converted to full marriages. more >>
José Padilha foi um dos cinegrafistas convidados para participar do novo filme do mexicano Guilhermo Arriaga, que está produzindo um longa-metragem coletivo sobre religião.
O filme terá o título de "Words With God", ou "Palavras com Deus" em tradução livre ao português, e reunirá 10 cineastas de todo mundo para mostrar diversas faces da religião.
Além do mexicano e do brasileiro, também estão confirmados o israelense Amos Gitai, o australiano Warwick Thornton e o japonês Hideo Nakata. more >>
Neste sábado, o concurso 1373 da Mega-Sena pode pagar até R$ 2 milhões para quem acertar todas as seis dezenas.
O Caminhão da Sorte da Caixa estará na cidade de Caçador, em Santa Catarina.
Quem quiser participar e arriscar ganhar o prêmio milionário tem até as 19 horas para registrar seu bilhete. more >>
The Ultimate Fighting Championship's Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort is a loving husband and father of three children outside the cage. Inside it, he's one of the most dangerous men in mixed martial arts (MMA).
Anthony "Rumble" Johnson found that out the hard way when he battled in Belfort's native Brazil on Saturday at "UFC 142" in Rio de Janeiro. It took Belfort just under five minutes to finish Johnson off with a chokehold for the submission victory. Cheered on by the crowd as a hometown hero, Belfort thanked Christ, his countrymen and his fans after Johnson gave up.
"Next to God and my family, my fans are one of the most important things to me," Belfort said after the match. "I had the whole country behind me and I could feel it in there tonight. Rio, America, all over – I love my fans." more >>