accept, adopt, convert to, embrace, follow, turn to ~
He converted to Judaism when he got married. people who follow Hinduism
abandon, reject ~
He rejected Christianity and became a Buddhist.
Islam spread rapidly through North Africa.
~ preaches, proclaims, teaches sth
Christianity preaches that sinners can be forgiven.
a follower of ~
followers of Sikhism
the rise/spread of ~
the rise of Christianity in the first century
the teachings/tenets of ~
the basic tenets of Buddhism