The Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins on or about Aug. 22, and the fasting and abstaining and feasting that accompany the observance are among the most prominent markers of North America’s growing Muslim population. But few may realize how diverse the Muslim community is.
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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.
Hispanics, already the nation’s largest ethnic minority, are expected to double their U.S. population in less than 50 years. That will have profound effects on religion, many of which are already evident. ReligionLink offers an expansive guide to Hispanic religion, including scores of interview sources and links to organizations and surveys.