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Monday, August 31, 2020

Why I left the Nation of Islam to follow Christ

Why I left the Nation of Islam to follow Christ.
Damon Richardson
The year I was born, my father joined the Nation of Islam. He was in prison at the time. Some of our earliest family pictures show him holding me inside the facility.
Before being sent to prison, my father had been introduced to Nation of Islam teachings. During his incarceration, he officially became a member, joining a growing number of African American men for whom the nation signified community, identity, reform, and dignity.
After converting, my father placed our family under the authority of ...

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