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On Being with Krista Tippett is a public radio project delving into the human side of news stories + issues. Curated + edited by senior editor Trent Gilliss.

We publish guest contributions. We edit long; we scrapbook. We do big ideas + deep meaning. We answer questions.

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Day 3 - Yanina Vashchenko: “A Gradual Transition to Islam through Ramadan”

Revealing Ramadan: 30 Days, 30 Voices [mp3, 5:45]

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

Yanina VashchenkoOur third voice for this third day of Ramadan is a recent convert to Islam. Yanina Vashchenko is in her mid-20s and emigrated from Russia to Dallas, Texas when she was eight years old. She grew up in the Russian Orthodox Church and spent several years as a non-denominational Christian. In the audio above, she shares several memories, including how the act of fasting and praying during Ramadan led her to declare herself officially Muslim.

Check back on this blog each day or on our Facebook page to hear a new voice in our “Revealing Ramadan” series. If you’re the on demand type or simply need a more automated form of listening, we’ve produced a special podcast feed that’s available now. Oh, and a special show too!

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