New Neighbors

The religious landscape of America is changing. A mosque rises from the cornfields along the interstate outside Toledo, Ohio. A Hindu temple is consecrated in a suburb of Houston, on a hillside in Nashville, or a hilltop in Lemont, Illinois. Vietnamese Buddhist temples are opened in Salt Lake City and Denver, along with Thai Buddhist temples in Oklahoma City and Bolivia, North Carolina and Cambodian temples in Lowell, Massachusetts and Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Hillside Terrace” in Fremont, California is renamed “Gurdwara Road” when Sikhs build a spacious gurdwara in the neighborhood. Read full essay »

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