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.

Watch Mississippi pastor ‘fly’ into Sunday service

Strapped into a safety harness, pastor Bartholomew Orr floated over the auditorium and down to the stage, opening his sermon from high above the crowd while holding a microphone.