Kamala Harris Is More Than Her Gender and Race. She Is Also the Future of American Religion.

Religion News Service’s Yonat Shimron reports that Kamala Harris’s religious background “embodies the future of American religion.” Harris, as the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, grew up practicing Christianity and Hinduism. She is now married to a Jewish man, and she identifies as a Black Baptist. Shimron writes, “In a time of expanding religious pluralism, the country‚Äôs younger generation, many of them children and grandchildren of immigrants, will recognize in Harris a kind of multifaith and spiritual belonging unfamiliar to the mostly white Christian majority of past decades.”

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