The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life on Thursday, July 19, published an extensive new survey titled “Asian Americans: A Mosaic of Faiths.” The research provides a unique and comprehensive overview of the religious composition of the Asian-American community.
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If Hindus haven’t replaced WASPs as the religious elite of America, they’re doing quite well for a relatively small community of fairly recent arrivals to the United States. The new movie ‘Eat Pray Love’ has lovely scenes of India and Hindu practice, and star Julia Roberts says she is now a Hindu.
The vibrancy and viability of America’s black churches have suddenly become matters of intense debate among African-American religious leaders. The debate was sparked by a Huffington Post “obituary” for the black church, which in turn prompted numerous responses about the fate of one of America’s most important and enduring religious institutions.
A landmark hate-crimes bill expanding federal statutes to include protections for homosexuals was signed into law on Oct. 28, 2009 by President Barack Obama. The law is a landmark achievement for the gay community but a dividing line for some religious groups.
Asian-Americans are one of the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. population, and they are stunningly diverse culturally and religiously. ReligionLink presents a guide to experts and organizations that focus on this group.
In a post-9/11 world, the American face of Islam is most often associated with that of an immigrant, usually from the Middle East or Asia. But American Islam is much more diverse than a single ethnicity or nationality. Today, African-American Muslims are among the fastest-growing segments of Islam, accounting for about 30 percent of all [...]
The presidential run of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has energized discussion about the interplay between race and religion in the United States. The debate draws political scientists, historians, theologians, sociologists, political politicians and citizens. It generates big, wide questions: Is religion used to justify racism? Does it help combat it? Or both? Does religion offer [...]
ReligionLink presents a guide to experts and organizations on African-Americans and religion, from scholars to pastors, from gospel to hip-hop, from civil rights to family issues, from Christianity to Islam.