Populism, Conservatism and Religion in Post-impeachment Brazil



Dr Joanildo Burito

The last decade represented a marked shift in the profile of public religion in Brazil. After three decades of sustained minority engagement, Brazilian conservative evangelicals/pentecostals seized the opportunity to raise their profile and engaged in a majority bid under the double strategy of building a “Christian Majority” discourse and joining a far-right presidential campaign which led to the previous government. This presentation will discuss and analyse the process and its unfolding, including other voices from Christian churches and other religious and secular agents, reflecting on the possible implications for current forms of Christian politics in Brazil.