Religious Diversity News

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Professor’s project surveys ‘lived Buddhism’ in Philadelphia | Penn State University

ABINGTON, PA. — Jivaka.net — the recently-released project of C. Pierce Salguero, associate professor of Asian history and religious studies at Penn State Abington — is the product of a years-long survey of Buddhist temples and centers located in the Philadelphia area.

Source: Professor’s project surveys ‘lived Buddhism’ in Philadelphia | Penn State University

Philly’s Muslim cabbies’ ingenuity and community build a mosque at the airport 

The words of the adhan, the Islamic call to prayer, are identical wherever it is sung, in every country where Muslims worship. “Hayya ‘alas salah” is sung around the globe five times a day, including outside a construction trailer parked in a remote lot at Philadelphia International Airport by a city taxi driver, Sylla Salif. “Hayya ‘alas salah.” “Come to prayer. Come to prayer.” As Salif sang recently, men washed their hands in streams of water from spigots, as is the Muslim custom to prepare for prayer

Source: Philly’s Muslim cabbies’ ingenuity and community build a mosque at the airport | Lexington Herald Leader

Philadelphia Muslims make a statement with opening of first purpose-built mosque 

Ever since 9/11, American Muslims have struggled with whether they should stay under the radar or assert their identity. Despite the discrimination that has risen to the surface since that terrible day, their ranks in the U.S. have grown substantially, and there are twice as many mosques operating today as there were in 2000. Yet the majority of those new sanctuaries have burrowed into existing buildings – former churches, synagogues, movie theaters, and storefronts.

Source: Philadelphia Muslims make a statement with opening of first purpose-built mosque | Lexington Herald Leader