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convert

(kŏn-vĕrt′) [L. convertere, to turn around]
In cardiology, to change an arrhythmia to a normal heart rhythm, either spontaneously or with drugs or electricity.
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According to the Religious Conversion Bill, anyone wishing to change his religion must be over 18 and will be required to file an application with a local board, including the reasons for the conversion.
Now, the Bihar should enact new legislation to put a stop to such religious conversions," Modi said adding several Indian states, such as Gujarat, Rajasthan, Chhatisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh, had already come out with such laws.
Alternating between chapters on Jacob Rolandus and Michael Sunbloom, the reader discovers that religious conversions, whether in the Reformation or the 1970s, wrought angst and pain in family systems.
The mother, Indira Gandhi, was all smiles after winning the four-year-long case where she had filed against the religious conversion of her three children to Islam by husband Mohd Riduan Abdullah in 2009.
The essayists investigate various possibilities, opportunities, and challenges for religious conversion within particular legal systems or theological traditions, noting that conversion experiences in liberal democracies differ from those in strict autocratic regimes.
FINDING GOD: A TREASURY OF CONVERSION STORIES offers writings from Martin Luther, John Calvin, Oral Roberts, Leo Tolstoy, Thomas Merton and other major thinkers and writers and packs in some sixty inspirational stories of life-changing events that involved religious conversion.
Furthermore, by utilizing contemporary African and African diaspora religions and applying methods that are traditionally employed in contemporary studies of conversion in Africa and the African Diaspora the book highlights the themes of cultural complexity and multiple religious identities in late antique Nubia and note that like other forms of African Christianity that have been shaped by African traditional religions and culture, Nubian Christianity was fundamentally African, and that conventional views about religious conversion that privilege Pagan-vs-Christian dichotomous discourses are incorrect and fundamentally seek to limit indigenous perspectives that upset Christian triumphalism.
A literature review on the conversion studies reveals that most models of religious conversion postulate Christian-centric and western-centric perspectives.
First, religious conversion is considered from only one perspective, that of the mediator of conversion, not that of the converted person.
In the face of multiple active biases and needed conversions stands a general notion of religious conversion that Pope Paul VI firmly recommended in his 1965 Ecclesiarn suarn.
CAIRO: Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church has for the first time issued a certificate of conversion to a Muslim-born Christian, his lawyer said, in a country where religious conversion is highly sensitive.
Sophie's religious conversion embarrasses Sally as the teenager confesses past crimes, Peter and Michelle's date goes badly.

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