People of Faith

         Religion has always been a vital part of the human condition.  We cannot fully understand a society and its culture until we come to terms with that society’s religious beliefs and practices. Often, however, historians tend to overlook the role that religion plays in society, especially in a religiously diverse society such as early 21st Century America. The goal of this project is to fill that gap, to provide a mosaic of the many religions that the people of Illinois practice at the dawn of the new millennium.