Religion

Religion

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.

Thousands gather for Sikh festival in Livingston to celebrate unity

More than 20,000 people from across the state and country gathered in Livingston for the Hola Mohalla Sikh Festival on Sunday March 25, 2018. Festival goers celebrated Sikhism, the world's fifth-largest religion, which promotes compassion and unity.