Religion

Religion

Philadelphia Muslims make a statement with opening of first purpose-built mosque

Ever since 9/11, American Muslims have struggled with whether they should stay under the radar or assert their identity. Despite the discrimination that has risen to the surface since that terrible day, their ranks in the U.S. have grown substantially, and there are twice as many mosques operating today as there were in 2000. Yet the majority of those new sanctuaries have burrowed into existing buildings – former churches, synagogues, movie theaters, and storefronts.

West Columbia church relies on faith, prayer after robbers steal music equipment

The Lexington County Sheriff's Office says a trailer full of music equipment was stolen from 12 Springs Church of West Columbia on Leaphart Road. The robbery took place sometime between August 5 and 12.