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Can a person be a faithful member
of two different religions?

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Can a person be both a Muslim and a Christian, or a Wiccan and a Christian?

The answer is a firm yes and no.

Many large religions are divided into conservative, mainline and liberal wings.

bullet It is difficult or impossible to harmonize the beliefs of the conservative wings of two religions.
bullet Beliefs within the liberal wings of various religions are much closer to each other. In some cases it is possible for a person to regard themselves as following the more liberal wings two different religions. However, many others within those religions will find the idea unacceptable.

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Topics covered in this section:

bullet The Rev. Ann Holmes Redding, the first Muslim - Episcopal Church, USA priest
 
bullet Harmonizing Christianity and Islam
 
bullet Reaction to Rev. Redding's decision within the Episcopal Church
 
bullet Harmonizing Christianity and Wicca
 

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Related essays on this web site:

bullet Comparing Christianity and Islam: the world's two largest religions
bullet Christianity
bullet Islam

As of 2007-JUN-20, A Google search for redding islam christianity returned about 3,300 hits.

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Copyright 2007 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally written: 2007-JUN-18
Latest update: 2007-JUL-30
Author: B.A. Robinson

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