A new study of converts to Eastern Orthodox churches finds that the search for roots and traditional forms of worship and belief can coexist with the pluralism and choice of the spiritual marketplace.
Since the Vatican issued a 2009 document that invited Anglicans to convert to Roman Catholicism while maintaining their traditions, there have been a growing number of churches taking Rome up on its offer.
Richard Cimino is the founder and editor of Religion Watch, a newsletter monitoring trends in contemporary religion. Since January 2008, Religion Watch is published by Religioscope Institute. Website: www.religionwatch.com.
An American woman who claimed she had converted to Hindusim but was denied entry into the ‘Hindu-only’ Lingaraj temple in the Orissa capital, said she would continue her struggle to seek entry even as the Congress and a major Hindu group announced support for her.
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