As Mike Pence prepares for life after the vice presidency, a scholar of religion looks back at the political and religious conversions that informed the politician's worldview.
Catholic Church records document the earliest black history in the US, going back to the 1590s. These records tell the histories of Africans, free and enslaved, who were part of Spanish expeditions.
Israel's increasingly conservative policies on social and religious issues appears to be playing a role.
Conversion can be an exhilarating experience, but can come with a significant social toll.