Changing faiths: Hispanic Americans leaving Catholicism for Islam

BBC:
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.

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  1. Hispanic Muslims: Why Are Catholic Hispanic Americans Converting To Islam?

    As for why Latinos are converting, the reasons are across the board ranging from marrying into the faith, disatisfaction in their birth faith, exposure to the religion during prison or attending interfaith events. One common factor found; however, is that most of the converts switch faiths in adulthood.

    Read more:
    http://www.latintimes.com/articles/7619/20130821/hispanic-muslims-latino-catholic-americans-converting-islam.htm#.UhTvsT_OCyE

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