The Brazilian state and society have witnessed, for some years, a growing manifestation of religious intolerance, including physical assaults and destruction of temples and places of religious services, particularly against religions of African origin, an incontestable demonstration of disrespect to the constitutional principles which support Brazilian society. For this reason, took place on September 21, 2008, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, the "1st Walking for Religious Freedom: I have Faith", in order to raise awareness. This event was the result of six months of work of a commission established from the evidence of extreme cases of religious intolerance that took place not only in the state of Rio de Janeiro, but also in other states.
The purpose of this project is to keep the population mobilized against religious intolerance practices, highlighting the cultural diversity of different religious cults, thus ensuring the constitutional principles governing the Brazilian State. This year, on September 25th, we had the 9th Walk!
This Walk took place at Atlântica Avenue, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It happened in collaboration with CCIR, ISER, VivaRio, CEAP and many other organizations.