Brazil is the fifth most-populated country in the world with the sixth-largest economy. Between 2000 and 2010, 20 million residents were brought out of poverty through new policies that addressed many social and economic issues that had plagued the nation. Additionally, Brazil made strides to implement affirmative-action policies and address racism. Despite these advancements, many issues remain, including the condition of indigenous peoples, an increase in urban poverty and the need for high-quality education.
While the Catholic Church is prominent in Brazil, Evangelical and Pentecostal churches have experienced a recent surge, now accounting for 30 percent of the population’s religious identity.
The Methodist Church has been present in Brazil for more than 130 years and has 400,000 members. Sixty thousand students are involved in a Methodist network of educational institutions. With your support, continued growth is possible, fulfilling the educational needs that are so important.