Posts Tagged 'Islam'

An Abrahamic family: Imam’s Cordoba House highly supported by Chautauqua Faith leaders

An Abrahamic family: Imam’s Cordoba House highly supported by Chautauqua Faith leaders

Eighth Century. Córdoba, Spain: At the time, the country was under Islamic rule, and cities like Córdoba absorbed the language, beliefs and religion of the Islamic people. Córdoba, now a World Heritage Site, was unique in the sense that there was unification between the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam — a notion of “shared worship” that, as evidenced in contemporary media, has increasingly diminished.

Lesser explores the flexible ethnic and religious identities in Brazil

Lesser explores the flexible ethnic and religious identities in Brazil

Americans describe their ethnicity with hyphens. When an immigrant comes to the United States, citizens become “Chinese-American,” or “Italian-American.” This modification, Jeffrey Lesser said, is representative of the fact that Americans strongly believe immigrants “come to the United States and better themselves upon arrival because the United States is intrinsically great.”