The Religious Landscape in New Mexico

September 10, 1999

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

On September 10, 1999, The San Diego Union-Tribune published an article on the changing religious makeup of the United States, using New Mexico as an example. E. Allen Richardson, professor at Cedar Crest College and author of Strangers in This Land: Pluralism and the Response to Diversity in the United States, stated: "It's not just in the major metropolitan areas. It's every place." In New Mexico, the major faith is Roman Catholic, but the presence of Muslim, Buddhist, and Sikh communities is also felt. The article mentions Dar al Islam in Abiquiu, the Sikh community in northern New Mexico, and the Buddhist communities in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.