Brazilian alliance challenges evangelical leaders to denounce racism

(ENInews)–A group of black evangelicals in Brazil is enlisting the aid of preachers nationwide to challenge what they call a pervasive pattern of racism in evangelical churches. Pastor and lecturer Waldiceia de Moraes Teixeira de Silva, president of  the Alliance of Black Evangelical Women and Men of Brazil (ANNEB), charged churches with turning a blind eye to the problem of racism. “Historically, the evangelical churches in Brazil have always omitted dealing with racial, social and gender issues, and ignore the years of the black struggle for the recognition of its identity in the context of the evangelical segment,” she said in news release. [295 words, ENI-12-0285]

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