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Pew's Muslim Survey, Writing Letters as a Spiritual Practice, and More
May 09, 2013
Summary: Inside one of the most comprehensive polls of the world's Muslims, and Amy and Jessica: spiritual pen pals.
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A Sweeping Survey of Global Islam May 09, 2013
After nearly 40,000 face-to-face interviews in 39 countries, the results are in. A new survey of global Muslims says most reject suicide bombings. Some want an Islamic legal system as the law of the land, but visions of what that means vary widely. It's all in the latest poll from The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

Above left, lunchtime in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, one of the countries polled in the survey.

James Bell, director of international survey research at the Pew Research Center
Amaney Jamal, Associate Professor of Politics at Princeton University

Jessica Mesman Griffith and Amy Andrews
Through the Pen, Finding Friendship and Spirituality May 09, 2013
Back in 2004, Amy Andrews and Jessica Mesman Griffith met in creative writing class. Spiritual seekers, they began exchanging handwritten letters and eight years later, they haven't stopped. The best of their exchanges are now compiled in a new book.

Amy Andrews and Jessica Mesman Griffith, authors of Love & Salt: A Spiritual Friendship