Project Conversion is an interesting project being undertaken by a fellow down the road in Raleigh; over the course of this year, he is “adopting” a different religion each month and blogging about it, as a sort of exercise in encouraging increased understanding of and communication with the religiously “other” in our midst. What I find most interesting about this is that he’s not just reading some books and trying on a few practices – he’s taking on mentors in each faith and getting actively involved with the communities in his area (as much as he can – there’s apparently only one Baha’i in Raleigh, which surprised me), really diving in head-first.
So far he’s been through Hinduism and Baha’i; March is devoted to Zoroastrianism, which I’m looking forward to as I know almost nothing about it as a living faith. If you want to start from the beginning, the first post is here (he only posts a couple of times a week, so it doesn’t take too much time to get through the whole archive).
PS – bonus thought for the day!
“Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out. Forget this, and achieving enlightenment will be the least of your worries.” – from David M. Bader‘s “Zen Judaism: For You, a Little Enlightenment”