Religious Diversity News

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West African religions like Ifa and Vodou are on the rise in Maryland, as practitioners connect with roots 

hey gathered in a clearing by a stream in Baltimore County one chilly early-spring day, some in the colorful African head ties known as geles, others wearing bracelets trimmed in shells or carved in wood.One by one, they stepped forward to toss offerings into the Gwynns Falls – a pineapple, four oranges, a bouquet of tulips.And when the lead priestess of these African-American women dropped a handful of shells to the ground and scrutinized their pattern, a message came through: Their celebration of the

Source: West African religions like Ifa and Vodou are on the rise in Maryland, as practitioners connect with roots – Baltimore Sun

A Prison Class in African Religion Attracts Students Beyond Its Walls – The New York Times

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. — In many ways, the class that met here Tuesday night could be in any university in the United States. There were desks arranged in a circle to facilitate discussion. There were student presentations based on dense readings. And there was the faint buzzing from the fluorescent lights overhead.

Source: A Prison Class in African Religion Attracts Students Beyond Its Walls – The New York Times