From social media to Sunday service, how Brazilian churches compete for followers

evangelicals in brazil march for jesus

On June 20, the Christian community will march together, across all denominations, in the March for Jesus, one of the biggest religious events in the world. Though all of them will join hands for a day, it is not the case for the rest of the year. For the last few decades, Brazil has been the stage for a religious competition that Christian leaders are watching closely. In thirty years, the proportion of Evangelicals increased more than threefold to reach 22.2 percent in 2010, while that of Catholics decreased by a third.