Holidays like Passover create occasions for encounter, however strange they may be. And those encounters may lead to friendships that create new possibilities.
Turkish secularism, in contrast to the American experience of secularism that separated religion and the state, excluded religion from the public sphere and aimed to keep it under state control.
If you consider yourself "spiritual but not religious," can you help us understand what this term actually means to you? Does science have something to do with it?