Tag: Conversion

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    The number of Muslims in the U.S. is variously estimated at between two and six million — or more. About half are immigrants, and most of the rest, African Americans. We have a profile today of two Caucasian converts who were attracted to Islam when they were living abroad. More

    October 8, 2004 | Comments

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    Read more of Jeff Sheler’s interview about America’s evangelicals with Professor Alan Wolfe of Boston College. More

    April 30, 2004 | Comments

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    Read an excerpt from THE NEW FAITHFUL: WHY YOUNG ADULTS ARE EMBRACING CHRISTIAN ORTHODOXY by Colleen Carroll. More

    July 26, 2002 | Comments

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    To average Catholics, it may be hard to imagine their priest with a wife and children. But, to a limited extent, it is already happening. More

    June 22, 2001 | Comments

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    R & E talks with Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. George Carey about interfaith communication and conversion — particularly, whether Christians should take it upon themselves to attempt to convert Jews. More

    April 27, 2001 | Comments

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    Read excerpts from Stephen Dubner’s interview with Lauren Winner on religious conversions. More

    November 17, 2000 | Comments

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    In the second of our two-part series on religious conversion, R & E talks to Lauren Winner. The child of a mixed marriage, she was raised as a non-observant Jew, became an Orthodox Jew, and then converted to Christianity. More

    November 17, 2000 | Comments

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    Read excerpts from R & E’s interview with Lewis Rambo, author of the book UNDERSTANDING RELIGIOUS CONVERSION. More

    November 10, 2000 | Comments

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    Tolerant attitudes toward faith-seeking have made religious conversions more common. Still, choosing a new religion is usually a major decision — for converts and their families. In the first of a two-part series, R & E looks at the experience of John Curry, principal of a school for at-risk students in New York. More

    November 10, 2000 | Comments

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    An estimated 4 percent of Americans, according to the Princeton Religious Research Center, call themselves atheist, or nonbelievers in God or a universal spirit. We know what they do not believe in, but what does inform their beliefs, and how do their communities regard them? More

    July 24, 1998 | Comments

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