Definitions

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  • proper n. An Afro-Brazilian religion that blends elements of African religions with Catholicism.

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Examples

  • Intolerance and outright hostility against Umbanda, as well as Brazil's other major African-descended religion Candomble, have recently returned to the spotlight as religious-freedom activists denounce the demolition of a house known as Umbanda's birthplace.

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

  • I was invited to give a lecture on psychotherapy at a university in São Paulo, but I arrived a day early in order to be introduced to the leader of an Umbanda spirit house.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • Fully embodied ecstatic shaking has been well developed throughout the African diaspora, including the Kalahari Bushmen, Zulu, Himba, Ndebele, Shakers of St. Vincent and Trinidad, Umbanda and Candomblé traditions of Brazil, and the sanctified African American Church.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • Pedro Ladeira/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images People made offerings to Yemanja, the goddess of the sea of the Afro-American religion Umbanda, Saturday at a Paranoa Lake in Brasilia, where hundreds gathered to pray for good things in the new year.

    Welcoming the New Year

  • His medical experience has included work with the Maori in New Zealand, Umbanda faith healers in Brazil, traditional healers in Palau, war veterans at the San Diego Veterans Hospital, and most recently the Navajo Dine in the Four Corners region of the United States.

    Daniel Cook: What Brazilians Can Teach Us About Relaxation

  • His medical experience has included work with the Maori in New Zealand, Umbanda faith healers in Brazil, traditional healers in Palau, war veterans at the San Diego Veterans Hospital, and most recently the Navajo (Dine) in the Four Corners region of the United States.

    Daniel Cook: What Brazilians Can Teach Us About Relaxation

  • Public prosecutor Almiro Sena, however, has accused Abib of "making false and prejudiced statements about the spiritualist religion as well as religions from Africa, like Umbanda and Candomble, as well as a flagrant incitement to destruction and disrespect for their objects of worship."....

    Book Condemns Witchcraft

  • In honour of the goddess Yemanja, most people were clothed all in white and threw flowers into the sea so that the ocean goddess of the African-Brazilian Umbanda cult would fulfil their New Year's wishes.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • A major syncretistic movement of spirit worship and spirit healing based in Brazil, with perhaps 20 million members in twenty-two countries, Umbanda emerged as an identifiable movement in the 1920s.

    Oh, Gods!

  • Representatives of the Umbanda and Candomble spiritist groups brought criminal charges more than two years ago against Andrade and Aldo dos Santos of the Anglican Church.

    Distributing Bible Tracts is Not a Hate Crime: Brazilian Court

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