Born into a strongly anti-religious family, the yearning of my soul as a child to belong as part of my spiritual/family was split.
When a ‘fundamentalist’ reads the Torah, it is meant to be taken literally. It’s this fundamentalism that creates the tension between religion and science.
In this technological era, the ﬁrst step one can expect to take in the path of knowledge in Islam is to consult ‘Sheikh’ Google or ‘Imam’ You Tube.
Since I was a young child I was always in tune with an awareness of a divine omnipresence.
Transformation in religion can shock people but it can also take us into a deeper understanding of faith.
Being young and choosing to explicitly identify as a practitioner of faith is an interesting and worthwhile life journey.
I was born and raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You may have heard us referred to as ‘Mormons’… My experience is that there are still a lot of misconceptions about what we believe.
I came to realise that what I did not accept or believe, was someone else’s reality.
Sceptics of the Catholic Church would call my experience of Catholicism ‘lucky’.
CitizenJ is partnering with the Griffith University Multi-Faith Centre to bring together the voices of people from a range of faiths, as well as those without religion, to write about what religion means in Australia today.