cultural assimilation


Generation J, by Lisa Schiffman

Lisa Schiffman's spiritual quest culminates in a tattoo, inked into her shoulder blade, of a leafy vine running through a Star of David. That the body art was part of preparing for her nude participation in the pagan wedding of her Jewish friend does not, in Schiffman's estimation, undercut the tattoo's meaning.


Sacred Assemblies and Civic Engagement: How Religion Matters for America's Newest Immigrants

The landscape of American religion is changing rapidly. There are mosques, temples, shrines and gurdwaras in places they have never been before.