Category Archives: iReport


iReporter captures ‘holy supper’ scenes in Mexico

By Sarah Brown, CNN (CNN) – Every August, devotees from the Light of the World Church, or La Luz Del Mundo, based in Guadalajara in central Mexico gather for a “holy supper,” or “santa convocation.” The event is a remarkably colorful occasion for the church, which says it follows the beliefs of the “primitive” or […]

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This Oklahoma atheist isn’t thanking the Lord

By Jessica Ravitz, CNN (CNN) – Behind her were ruins, a tangled mess where structures once stood. Cradled in her arms, the mother’s 19-month-old son played with a snatched microphone, unfazed by the chaos swirling around him. And in front of Rebecca Vitsmun stood CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, who – after asking her about the decision that saved […]

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Godless mom strikes a chord with parents

By Daphne Sashin, CNN Deborah Mitchell remembers the time, when her boys were younger, and another mom asked her about her religious beliefs. Mitchell was raised Catholic but moved away from religion in her early 20s. She told the other mother that she didn’t go to church and didn’t even really believe in God. Then, [...]

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Celebrating Diwali? Send an iReport

Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, begins on November 13 and is celebrated for several days afterward by millions of Hindus across the world as one of the most important events on their spiritual calendar. The word Diwali itself means 'festival of lamps', because houses and public spaces are decorated with scores of [...]

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Sikh iReports speak to long-held fears in their community

By Jareen Imam, CNN (CNN) – After Sunday’s Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin, Sikhs across America started sharing their stories. Stories of shedding their turbans and cutting their hair to avoid ridicule. Stories of facing discrimination for the way they looked. Stories of being labeled Muslims or terrorists. Those stories were among the iReports submitted [...]

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Why do Hajj? 5 questions answered

About 3 million Muslims from more than 100 countries will pack the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, next month for Hajj, the biggest pilgrimage on the planet. What's it all about? We turned to Brown University Muslim chaplain and CNN iReporter Robert David Coolidge and Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, [...]

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