Ghazan was born and raised as a Christian, studied Buddhism, and converted to Islam upon accession to the throne.Illustration from: "World History", Rachid Ad-Din, 14th century.In our busy single lives, how often do we attend Mass at the same time and same location every week?How regularly are we free to attend parish events and how often will we meet someone young and single there?Others of us were left standing on the shore, wondering, I sympathize with Ekman's urge to convert, although in my story, I had to leave the church entirely before I could appreciate either Protestantism or Catholicism.
Thus "religious conversion" would describe the abandoning of adherence to one denomination and affiliating with another.
I made friends with Clare shortly after her engagement. “It’s a Catholic dating website.” Clare was in her early 30s when I met her but looked younger.
The natural question I asked was how she met her fiancé. She was striking, exceptionally bright and heavily involved with her university chaplaincy.
It was published first on Amy Welborn's blog and later on Catholic Exchange.
My responses to readers questions on the article are published in the comments sections attached to the article on both sites (sorry, Catholic Exchange has removed theirs).