Jayro Pereira de Jesus
Fellow Since 1988
Egbé Orun Aiye(Soc. Afro Am de Est Teol e Filos Cult Negra)
This description of Jayro Pereira de Jesus's work was prepared when Jayro Pereira de Jesus was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1988.
Jayro Pereira de Jesus is setting out to organize the millions of Brazilians who practice Afro-Brazilian religions. Together they will be better able not only to defend their right to worship freely, but also to articulate their underlying philosophical differences with European philosophy and to evolve with confidence. de Jesus sees this as a necessary step if Brazil's two main cultural heritages are to come together with mutual respect.
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