This encyclopedia provides an overview of the main religions of Latin America and the Caribbean, both its centralized transnational
expressions and its local variants and schisms. These main religions include (but are not limited to) the major expressions
of Christianity (Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Pentecostalism, Mormonism, and Jehovah's Witnesses), indigenous religions
(Native American, Maya religion), syncretic Christianity (including Afro-Brazilian religions like Umbanda and Candomble and
Afro-Caribbean religions like Vodun and Santeria), other world religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam), transnational
New Religious Movements (Scientology, Unification Church, Hare Krishna, New Age, etc.), and new local religions (Brazil's
Igreja Universal, La Luz del Mundo from Mexico, etc.).