Friday, June 6, 2014

"I am 'too American' and not 'Muslim' enough . . I am drawn to the Bahai Faith"

Amelia, contacted the Bahais to learn more about the Faith. She brought along some friends with her when she met over tea. 

I have been searching for a long time now for a place to belong.  I am an American Lebanese woman who was brought up in the Muslim faith.  My parents were very moderate and progressive.  I married a man who was Presbyterian but I converted for the joint effort of raising our children.  However, as the years went on, having tried a few mosques, I feel like I just don't belong.  I am "too American" and not "Muslim" enough.  I have felt very judged and the more I have read find it hard to be comforted by all of the "fear" concepts of the Koran.  I have a deep belief in God and feel that we are all one people which is why I was drawn to learn more of the Baha'i faith.

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