PARA, Brazil (RNS) Ten years ago, Stang was killed advocating for land rights in the Amazon. The government promised an end to impunity from punishment. A decade later, violence and impunity persist.
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BELEM, Brazil (RNS) Brazil’s National Conference of Bishops is considering a proposal to ordain married community elders as a way to ease the shortage of Catholic priests in rural areas.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Somali Islamic militants, clerics and other extremist groups in Muslim majority countries are applying apostasy as a political tool, branding those with contrary opinions as apostates who need to be killed, said the writer.
BELEM, Brazil (RNS) An arduous public display of devotion to the Virgin Mary has persisted and thrived even as Catholicism loses ground to evangelical faiths in a dramatic transformation of Brazilian society.