By Diana L. Eck
Why figuring out America's non secular panorama Is an important problem dealing with Us this present day The Nineteen Nineties observed the U.S. army fee its first Muslim chaplain and open its first mosque.There are almost immediately greater than 300 temples in l. a., domestic to the best number of Buddhists within the world.There are extra American Muslims than there are American Episcopalians, Jews, or Presbyterians.
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In fact, it had never occurred to me that one of my roles as a professor would be to teach American-born Hindus about their own religious tradition. I had always had a few students from India in my classes, but that year marked the beginning of a new era of students like Mukesh. They were Indian Americans, born and raised in San Antonio, Baltimore, or Cleveland. They were the children of the first generation of immigrants who had settled in America after 1965. From the perspective of India, I knew all about the effects of the new immigration.
Minneapolis and St. Paul, traditionally 34 percent Lutheran, are now home to more than 80,000 Asians and Pacific Islanders, approximately half of whom are refugees, including 14,000 Hmong, 10,000 Vietnamese, 8,000 Lao Buddhists, and 7,000 Cambodians. Their temples are an important part of the religious texture of the cities today—along with Islamic Centers, Baha’i communities, and the temples of Minnesota Hindus and Jains. Like Jonathan, all of our Pluralism Project researchers found a religious landscape they had not known before.
Churches, synagogues, and theological schools have barely begun to take notice of this new religious reality. Yet, with the changing landscape, the entire context of ministry has begun to change. Adherents of other faiths are no longer distant metaphorical neighbors in some other part of the world but next-door neighbors. A block down the street from a United Church of Christ congregation in Garden Grove, California, is the Lien Hoa Buddhist temple, the home of several Vietnamese Buddhist monks.
A New Religious America: How a ''Christian Country'' Has Become the World's Most Religiously Diverse Nation by Diana L. Eck