American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online)

On The Current Predicament of Major Religions in Brazilian Society
Henrique Brum

The goal of this paper is to provide an overview of the current predicament of Religion in Brazilian Society. To do so, it will be used data from demographic censuses, specially the last one (2010) — that will serve as a structuring guide — and more studies that are recent. It is intended to trace a profile of recent changes and current predicament of Brazilian society when it comes to religion, with a special focus on major religious confessions, demanding from readers only a minimal previous knowledge about contemporary Brazilian society. The analysis of collected data allows one to conclude that the process of religious pluralization currently in course in Brazil tends to continue. On the other hand, it also reveals questions that still remain to be answered about the changes in major religious groups in the country, their relations with each other, their internal tensions, and their interactions with Brazilian state.

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