Shayne Looper: Why religious conversion is more than joining a church

A Muslim man once confidently told me that everyone born in the United States is a Christian, unless his family is Muslim or Jewish. I did not ask him what that means for people from Buddhist, Hindu, Taoist, Sikh or Baha’i families, nor did I ask what it meant for people who intentionally convert to one of these religions later in life. A convert is, simply, a person who has been converted - that is, a person who has chosen to be altered or transformed. In religious conversion, a […]