Changing faiths: Hispanic Americans leaving Catholicism for Islam


An interesting article by the BBC (UK), the video is also worth the watch:

With more than 50 million Hispanics living in the US, the Latino community is now the country’s biggest minority. While most are brought up within the Catholic Church, a number of them are turning to Islam.

Precise figures are difficult to pin down as the US Census does not collect religious data, but estimates for the number of Latino Muslims vary between 100,000 and 200,000.

The BBC’s Katy Watson went to Union City in New Jersey – where the population is more than 80% Hispanic – to meet some converts.

You can view the video here, where they show an interview with a Hispanic Muslim family.

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