The Common Good

Janet Tappin Coelho

Janet Tappin Coelho writes for Religion News Service.

Blog Posts by Janet Tappin Coelho

Posted by Janet Tappin Coelho 5 weeks 6 days ago
As Brazil counts down to the opening of the World Cup on June 12, churches in cities hosting the international soccer tournament are not content to sit on the sidelines and cheer.They’ve launched a...
Posted by Janet Tappin Coelho 36 weeks 2 days ago
Amid concerns about police brutality, Brazilian military police officers are taking Bible study classes during their working hours to help them deal with stress and improve their personal and family...
Posted by Janet Tappin Coelho 38 weeks 6 days ago
The couple practiced Candomble, an African-Brazilian faith with roots in Brazil’s slave trade.They dressed in white and believed in an all-powerful God who is served by lesser deities, blending...
Posted by Janet Tappin Coelho 49 weeks 3 days ago
A record-breaking three million Roman Catholics crammed Copacabana Beach Saturday night to hear Pope Francis encourage young people to build a better world.The pope might have been talking about...
Posted by Janet Tappin Coelho 49 weeks 3 days ago
In one of the most inclusive gestures of his visit here, Pope Francis donned a headdress offered to him from an indigenous South American Indian at a ceremony in the city´s grand municipal theater....