Eduardo Campos Lima holds a degree in journalism and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Between 2016 and 2017, he was a Fulbright visiting research student at Columbia University. He has written for major news outlets, such as Reuters and the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo.

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Church works to reach Brazil's quilombola minority communities

Living in remote areas, the descendants of Africans brought to Brazil as slaves are largely Catholic but have infrequent contact with the formal church. They face political and cultural discrimination.

In Brazil, historic black lay Catholic 'brotherhoods' fight to survive

At the end of October, members of Brazil's Catholic black lay associations gathered in the northern port city of Salvador to discuss their centuries-long history and the challenges facing the new network they have formed.

Catholics denounce attacks against Brazil's indigenous peoples in Amazon

After denouncing the record number of wildfires in the Amazon in August and the growing deforestation of the region, the Brazilian Catholic Church is pressuring the government to guarantee the safety of several Amazonian indigenous people.

Amazon fires deepen a split between Brazil's evangelicals and their fellow Christians

The apparently intentional escalation of fires in the Amazon rainforest has contributed to a growing political split among religious groups in Brazil, as the country's Catholic bishops and Protestant denominations have spoken out against President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policies while his evangelical Christian allies have remained silent, or even debunked the criticism.