Religious Diversity News

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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

Pope Francis in the U.S. | September 18, 2015 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

Pope Francis arrives in the US on Tuesday, September 22nd, for five busy days in Washington, New York, and Philadelphia. Managing editor Kim Lawton asks American Catholics about the beliefs that shape the Pope’s view of the world, and Stephen Schneck and Tom Roberts joins host Bob Abernethy in the studio for a conversation about their expectations for the pope’s trip. More →

Source: Pope Francis in the U.S. | September 18, 2015 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS