I am feeling at home as a Muslim of Irish-Catholic descent.
Five new converts on the trials and joys of the Muslim holy month.
It used to be common to hear a new convert described as someone who had "got religion." Occasionally one hears that phrase still. It makes religion sound like a disease. One gets religion like one gets a cold or a cancer. It happens to some people but not to others.
In this paradigm people are faced with an arduous task (climbing higher) in what can be a difficult place (a mountain). But
On Sunday morning, Rudy Giuliani had the unenviable task of defending Donald Trump following the release of a tape from 2005
Hold your ponies! Aren't some new religions harmful, hateful, distasteful, and downright wacky? Yes. And therefore 'cult
How does your view of God change after you switch religions? HuffPost posed the question to three converts to Islam.
A nonpartisan report says caseworkers lack religious literacy and sometimes ask asylum seekers ridiculous questions.
I was a furnace. My throat was raw. My bones ached. I could hardly move. And then one morning, I discovered a constellation of angry red blisters across my chest. No cold or flu I knew of included anything like this.
Samir Selmanovic: Atheist, Muslim, Jewish Christian When the imam arrived at the Selmanovic home, the young Samir, fresh
In the course of the conversation with my neighbor, I mentioned events coming up in the next couple of weeks that I needed
Marketing to customers is an ever-changing art. It's almost like a chess match with people and businesses on the other side of the chessboard, only you can't see them... yet.
So let's start with an overarching definition: In addition to weighing the pros and cons of each option, there are a few
Despite the hate they face, these women stand proud of their faith.
The best lesson to be drawn from religious exclusivity and fanaticism is what sages have taught for centuries: if my relationship with my religion or holy book comes in the way of my relationship with you, it is bound to come in the way of my relationship with God.
I asked her if she lacked love at home. "Not at all," she replied. "I was absolutely loved. But I wanted more." But why Catholicism