Religion

The psychedelic effects of ayahuasca tea actually result from the combination of the ayahuasca vine with other plants that contain DMT. (Photo from Flickr by Jairo Galvis Henao)

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Is it any surprise that the first church in the U.S. to publicly advertise ayahuasca ceremonies is right here in Washington state?

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A young Muslim American breaks down how hostility towards her peers hurts everyone.

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Gunmen with al Shabaab reportedly tried to force Muslim passengers to identify Christians in a Kenya bus attack, but the passengers refused to cooperate.

Welcome to "the grey zone." (Photo by Tariq Yusuf)

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When every terror attack is a setback in the struggle for acceptance.

"Whose side are you on?" A Kurdish female fighter from the People's Protection Units (YPG) near the site of fighting between ISIS and fighters from the Democratic Forces of Syria in south-eastern Syria. (Photo by REUTERS / Rodi Said)

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Sunni/Shia, Arab/Kurd. How viewing the Middle East through a sectarian lens has driven the U.S. to folly.

Frank Jones and Eileen Hershberg form a shape of a heart with their hands Sunday near the Amor Spiritual Center on Beacon Hill. They joined city council candidates and others in a love circle in response to hateful graffiti sprayed on the building’s front window area. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

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In response to venomous graffiti sprayed on Amor Spiritual Center in Beacon Hill, dozens gathered to demonstrate that love wins over hate.

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Your guide to celebrating 2015 Día de los Muertos in Seattle and around the Northwest.

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Six films to watch at the Seattle South Asian Film Festival explore complex issues of "#ComingHome" in the South Asian diaspora.

The Kaaba, holiest site in Islam, is circumambulated by worshipers making the Hajj in 2014. (Photo by Tariq Yusuf)

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Mourning and outrage as a Seattle Muslim who made the Hajj last year tries to process the stampede that killed over 750 worshipers last week.

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A recent FBI intimidation on a young Globalist reporter underlines the importance of press freedoms and legal support for underrepresented young voices.

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A journalist experiences fasting during Ramadan for the first time, and breaks the fast with other people at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound.

Alia Marsha (third from right) and her family celebrating Eid al-Fitr in Indonesia in 2011. "Every year, the younger siblings of the family would make visits to the older ones. Since my father is the youngest of 8 siblings, we would go to so many houses which was a curse because traffic but a blessing because food!" (Courtesy photo)

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With Seattle Muslims drawing their traditions from around the globe, there’s more than one way to break a Ramadan fast.

Diane Grollmus at her office at the University of Washington, where she's a Ph.D. candidate in English. (Photo by Jennifer Karami)

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70 years later, young Jews are rediscovering the heritage erased by the Holocaust.

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Aneelah Afzali hasn't always been so involved with the faith in which she was raised, but she rediscovered and recommitted to Islam as an adult.

At a press conference organized by CAIR-WA Ethiopian American Aisha Gobana spoke out about an incident in March when she says she was threatened by a man with a gun in a SeaTac gas station who said "I don’t trust Muslims, I trust my gun." (Photo courtesy CAIR-WA)

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I gave up having intellectual debates about Islam when I realized how dangerous they can be for people who look like me.

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When young Asian Americans Christians choose ministry over more lucrative career paths, even religious parents don't always approve.

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Six weeks after their friends' Chapel Hill shootings, Zeinab Abrahim and Sophia Malik reflect on the inspiring lives of Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha.

Two children play around Chaharshanbeh Suri bonfires, a Nowruz opening ceremony the author grew up with. (Photo by Lucinda Homa Gray)

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Ancient Nowruz traditions celebrated around the world make a big splash in Seattle.

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After four years on mission in Nicaragua, 18-year-old Josh McGrew feels like he's taking a risk by being Christian in Seattle, where less than half of people identify as religious.

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The Hindu temple in Kent reported broken windows and graffiti — the second vandalism at a Hindu temple in the Seattle area in a few weeks.

Zahra Abidi is program director at an Islamic center and mosque that received an emailed bomb threat in 2012. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

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A rash of hate crimes around the Northwest have left lasting scars on international communities.