Posts tagged “the convert series”

  1. Rebecca is a Quaker living in Atlanta with her wife, two dogs, and cat. She is an aspiring children's librarian.

    Hi, Rebecca! Can you tell me a little bit about your religious background growing up?

    I grew up super fundamentalist, almost Quiverfull, and am now an atheist Quaker. My wife and I were married under the care of our Quaker meeting a few weeks ago.

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  2. It's here, it's really here, and it's called Dark Buddhism!

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  3. Hi Kellee! Can you tell me a little bit about your religious background growing up?

    I consider my relationship with Christianity brainwashing, which may sound severe, but it felt that extreme to me. We attended an Assemblies of God/non-denominational church for a while, but my family is devoutly Black Southern Baptist.

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  4. Hi, Mallory! I'm a longtime reader, and have greatly enjoyed the Convert Series as I've been navigating my own relationship with faith over the past year. I just became a Bahá'í tonight, and I don't think you've talked to anyone making that particular journey. If you're interested, I'd enjoy taking about my experience.

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  5. Jadai Bergolla Echevarría Alonso is an emerging fiction writer and personal essayist whose topics of interest include Latinx-American rights, the Latinx diaspora, feminism, human rights, and diversity in media. She is left-handed and really wants the world to know that left-handed scissors are a damn joke. She also spiritually identifies with Oscar Isaac's mustache.

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  6. Amy Mihyang Ginther is a professor at UC Santa Cruz. She is founder and owner of Vocal Context, where she runs workshops that empower women and people of color in their communication skills. She has contributed to Transracial Eyes and Modern Loss. Amy does not live with her two cats and wants to know if you're gonna eat that.

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  7. I grew up in Utah County, Utah, where the population is 75% Mormon. My family was staunchly LDS and I was a good, card-carrying LDS girl until I was 22, and then I formally left the church (submitted a letter in writing to have my name removed from the records, although I am certain they just moved my name to a black folder in a filing cabinet that's on fire).

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  8. I like talking with people who have changed religions. Here is one of them. Previously: Aadita Chaudhury. Can you tell me a little bit about your religious background growing up? Did your parents talk much about their own faith, or take you to any religious services? When do you first remember being aware of the concept of God, and what did you think of it? I grew up very Catholic. My mother's side was Irish and…

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  9. Previously: Kima Jones. Can you tell me a little bit about your religious background growing up? Did your parents talk much about their own faith, or take you to any religious services? When do you first remember being aware of the concept of God, and what did you think of it? My family is from the West Bengal state in India. My parents' religious background, strictly speaking is Hinduism, but that does not quite…

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