International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Afro-Brazilian Religions and “Aggiornamento1”: The Magna Carta of Umbanda
Artur Cesar Isaia

This text deals with the perspective of an Afro-Brazilian religion, Umbanda, on current issues, representing an attempt to update its discourse, with some of its leaders as spokespeople. This perspective is clarified in a document, the Magna Carta of Umbanda, which seeks to associate religion with current guidelines aimed at micro and macro social organization in the country and worldwide. In this regard, the document adopts a position in face of issues involving citizenship, gender, ecology and reproductive policy, among others.

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