LIVED RELIGION PROJECT

THE STORIES OF ORDINARY PEOPLE

I might not encourage the practice of homosexuality, okay, but everybody has a right, we are not to judge and kill people. That power is beyond us.

I might not encourage the practice of homosexuality, okay, but everybody has a right, we are not to judge and kill people. That power is beyond us.

I believe in God. My religion is Protestant. I know that God is there, although I’ve never seen him. I grew up in Uganda, in a family that believes in God. My grandmum was a strong Christian believer, and she always encouraged us to go to church. But not only her, most of the familyRead more about I might not encourage the practice of homosexuality, okay, but everybody has a right, we are not to judge and kill people. That power is beyond us.[…]

A glass of wine is fine, but not doing it out of peer pressure – that’s where religion comes in

A glass of wine is fine, but not doing it out of peer pressure – that’s where religion comes in

I believe in a lot of things. I believe there is a God, I believe there is a greater presence. I believe in connections: historical connections with ancestors before me, and connections with the community that is here now. I believe in cultivating those connections. And those connections offer a lot of really important valuesRead more about A glass of wine is fine, but not doing it out of peer pressure – that’s where religion comes in[…]

The birds also have stories, they tell: ‘see, we are borderless, we are spreading love”

The birds also have stories, they tell: ‘see, we are borderless, we are spreading love”

I practice Islam, but what I believe, perhaps you could call it humanism, even beyond humanity. I feel that everyone is here to spread love, peace and all those things. It’s not only human beings; every creature is here for the ultimate purpose to spread peace, love, happiness. This is what I believe. It isRead more about The birds also have stories, they tell: ‘see, we are borderless, we are spreading love”[…]

I’m statistically a Muslim, but I believe in a less naïve version of god

I’m statistically a Muslim, but I believe in a less naïve version of god

<This week’s participant requested to remain anonymous. When I asked them what picture they would like to accompany their story, the answer was: ‘The Hagia Sophia. It should be a church again’> I believe in a less naïve version of god. It could be a Cartesian view, it could be a Kantian view. A CartesianRead more about I’m statistically a Muslim, but I believe in a less naïve version of god[…]

The only time I ever do something that really challenges my beliefs is when I challenge my own secularity.

The only time I ever do something that really challenges my beliefs is when I challenge my own secularity.

I believe there is a universal, supreme force. In terms of Christianity, it’s what you might call more than the seventh heaven. In Hinduism we have this concept. Krishna says: “I am the Lord, I am him but beyond Him”. That “but beyond” is what I believe in: something beyond the world, universe, galaxies, allRead more about The only time I ever do something that really challenges my beliefs is when I challenge my own secularity.[…]

I believe that whatever you do in this life, you’ll get it back in this life and you can’t get away from that.

I believe that whatever you do in this life, you’ll get it back in this life and you can’t get away from that.

I believe in God. Some people call it nature or creation. I believe that whatever you do in this life, you’ll get it back in this life and you can’t get away from that. You can’t hide. Your conscience is always going to remind you. No matter what you do in this life, 100% ofRead more about I believe that whatever you do in this life, you’ll get it back in this life and you can’t get away from that.[…]