Religion

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A journalist experiences fasting during Ramadan for the first time, and breaks the fast with other people at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound.

Alia Marsha (third from right) and her family celebrating Eid al-Fitr in Indonesia in 2011. "Every year, the younger siblings of the family would make visits to the older ones. Since my father is the youngest of 8 siblings, we would go to so many houses which was a curse because traffic but a blessing because food!" (Courtesy photo)

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With Seattle Muslims drawing their traditions from around the globe, there’s more than one way to break a Ramadan fast.

Diane Grollmus at her office at the University of Washington, where she's a Ph.D. candidate in English. (Photo by Jennifer Karami)

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70 years later, young Jews are rediscovering the heritage erased by the Holocaust.

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Aneelah Afzali hasn't always been so involved with the faith in which she was raised, but she rediscovered and recommitted to Islam as an adult.

At a press conference organized by CAIR-WA Ethiopian American Aisha Gobana spoke out about an incident in March when she says she was threatened by a man with a gun in a SeaTac gas station who said "I don’t trust Muslims, I trust my gun." (Photo courtesy CAIR-WA)

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I gave up having intellectual debates about Islam when I realized how dangerous they can be for people who look like me.

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When young Asian Americans Christians choose ministry over more lucrative career paths, even religious parents don't always approve.

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Six weeks after their friends' Chapel Hill shootings, Zeinab Abrahim and Sophia Malik reflect on the inspiring lives of Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha.

Two children play around Chaharshanbeh Suri bonfires, a Nowruz opening ceremony the author grew up with. (Photo by Lucinda Homa Gray)

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Ancient Nowruz traditions celebrated around the world make a big splash in Seattle.

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After four years on mission in Nicaragua, 18-year-old Josh McGrew feels like he's taking a risk by being Christian in Seattle, where less than half of people identify as religious.

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The Hindu temple in Kent reported broken windows and graffiti — the second vandalism at a Hindu temple in the Seattle area in a few weeks.

Zahra Abidi is program director at an Islamic center and mosque that received an emailed bomb threat in 2012. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

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A rash of hate crimes around the Northwest have left lasting scars on international communities.

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Annual event at University of Washington seeks to raise both funds for charity and understanding of Islam among people of different faiths.

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Seattle honors Chapel Hill shooting victims Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha.

(Cartoon courtesy David Horsey / The L.A. Times)

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Years before the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris had to 'go ghost' after she found herself on an al-Qaeda hit list.

Somali American protestors gathered outside the offices of the nonprofit Refugee Women's Alliance on January 30th. (Photo by Alex Garland)

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Refugee Women's Alliance has come under fire after a teacher showed Charlie Hebdo cartoons to a group of Somali youth.

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St. Joseph Parish in Yakima is one church, split by two cultures. As in many other facets of life in Yakima, the Catholic congregation is...

Yoga instructor Sweta Saraogi shows one of her moves in the yoga studio she teaches out of in her condo in Seattle. (Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

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"That’s the face of yoga: a thin, white, blonde American teacher who can do crazy pretzel moves and pass for a super model.”

Participants in the Muslim Youth Leadership Program pose for a photo behind the Northwest Cable News desk. (Photo courtesy CAIR-WA)

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Can training young Muslims for leadership roles improve public perceptions of Islam?

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For young progressive Jews in the Northwest, talking about Israel with the older generation can be a minefield.

The author's daughter, Ditti, showing off her colors for Holi last year. (Photo by Padmaja Ganeshan-Singh)

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The best way to know how well you’ve celebrated Holi is to dress in white. If there’s not a trace left by the end of the day, you’ve proven you know how to celebrate!

A street scene from Yazd, Iran. (Photo by Nate Robert).

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A recent boom in tourism to Iran has sparked excitement in the Seattle travel community. It’s also created a new sense of hope for Iranian...