Brazilian youth form ecumenical alliance to make a difference

(ENInews)—An alliance of youth from varied faith groups in Brazil has formed with the goals of ending racial and religious intolerance, promoting social and environmental justice using art and theater, while increasing their political clout. The group, the Ecumenical Youth Network (REJU) began in 2007, according to Brazilian national youth facilitator Daniel Souza. “REJU is made up of people that embrace the youth cause, not by churches or organizations. It is an eclectic group, with persons of different ages, places and formations,” Souza told the Latin America and Caribbean Communication Agency (ALC). Souza said there are about 300 members, including Catholics, Evangelicals, autonomous Pentecostals, Buddhists, Hare Krishna and others. [294 words, ENI-12-0449]