Unformatted text preview: need to have a spiritual anchor after the 9/11 tragedies and find meaning to why these things occurred. I believe this reading does illustrate the importance of religion as a way for individuals to express their identities. However, it shows that a religious identity is built upon over time and that it involves being open-minded. Muslim Americans see their religious identity as being self-aware of one’s choices and reflecting on one’s character and acknowledging others. I believe that begin religious reflects who you are as a person, but it does not associate you with a group. I feel that when someone has a religious identity, it affects the choices they make as an individual but not to a degree at a young age. Nor does being part of an extremely large population of people affect individual choice....
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- Fall '07
- Faith, Unitarian Universalism, Muslim Americans