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Immigration and Religion

Talking religion can sour dinner-table conversations just as quickly as talking about politics.  On this edition of Culture Shock we throw out these social conventions to take a closer look at the intersection of immigration and religion in New York City.

Muslims, for example, pray five times a day and for an hour on Friday according to the Koran.  Reporter Craig Thompson spoke to a Muslim street vendor to see how he deals.

Followers of the Yoruba religion face another challenge.  Reporter Abi Ishola reports on how many Nigerian shun the faith while members of the African Diaspora continue to embrace it.

Yoruba worship at the Asaforita Temple of Orisha in Crown Heights

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