Brazil’s most populous state of Sao Paulo is on the cusp of an unprecedented water crisis stemming in part from one of the worst droughts in decades. Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from Sao Paulo.
877-Why-Islam presents the glimpses of food distribution in the slums of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Food packages were sponsored by Helping Hand (www.hhrd.org). It was amazing how receptive the people were. They said that they want to know more and where should they go to learn more about Islam. They took us to an area where we were able to see the reality of the Favela (slum). It was an area where we ascended some deep steps and at the top they had a very delicate wood platform and behind it was an area where all of their waste (fecal matter, garbage, rats, etc.) are found.
More than 70 people were arrested after protesters clashed with police who had evicted 200 families and housing activists from a high-rise in São Paulo, Brazil.
Organizing a massive dawah effort for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, bringing together over 20 Islamic organizations on an international level, and mobilizing dozens of volunteers originating from 6 continents is a task of epic proportions. With the help of Allah and the assistance of the local Brazilian community, the Islamic Circle of north America (ICnA)’s WhyIslam Project was able to take on the challenge. Starting June 10, 2014, a team of daees arrived in sao Paulo kicking off the World Cup by asking soccer fans, “What is your goal?” After some meetings with local volunteers and logistics coordinating, they began hitting the streets of sao Paulo on June 12th, which marked the beginning of the World Cup soccer matches.
From clashes across the Philippines to the fight for higher wages in Chicago, AJ+ highlights global acts of civil disobedience that you might have missed this week from locations including Sao Paulo Brazil, and Tel Aviv Israel.