What happened when the Olympic committee tried to exclude Brazil’s African faiths

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What happened when the Olympic committee tried to exclude Brazil’s African faiths happened Happened : RIO DE JANEIRO (RNS) When Mother Fatima Damas discovered her African-Brazilian religious beliefs would not be represented in the interfaith rooms of the Olympic Village, she was so incensed she launched a campaign to overturn the controversial exclusion. “We may not have millions of followers but our faith matters here in our country, and this showed a lack of respect,” said Damas, president of Brazil’s Umbanda Spiritualist Congregation. The International Olympic Committee had chosen only…

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