The American Mosque: Growing and Evolving

The American Mosque: Growing and Evolving

I was born in 1983, raised in the shadow of the Iranian hostage crisis by an Iranian Shia Muslim father and a white Catholic American mother – unique circumstances in the Kansas town of my early childhood. For much of my life, as an adolescent and a young adult, I...

What Happens When the Tide Rolls In

In the world of organized religion, centralized authority is rolling in at full tide, while at the scattered edges of the globe the freedoms of the faithful ebb away. Consider these episodes: American bishops of the Roman Catholic Church recently gathered in the...

UK Muslims Outpacing Anglicans in Growth

Practicing Muslims in Great Britain could outnumber worshiping Anglicans by 2013, according to a new survey. In 2000, there were about 620,000 practicing Muslims in Great Britain, and they are expected to reach 750,000 by 2005, according to a study by the Christian...