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Religious Architecture

It is intended to say quite a bit at Thinking Liturgy on the subject of church architecture. Meanwhile, here is an interesting collection of pictures of

PHOTOS: See the award winners for stunning religious architecture

Take a visual journey of sacred spaces around the world through the winners of the 2014 International Awards Program for Religious Art & Architecture, given out by Faith & Form, the interfaith journal on religion, art and architecture.

A five-member jury of artists, architects, liturgical designers and clergy handed out 32 awards from 134 submissions.

From the press release:

“Jury members agreed that religious art and architecture are flourishing throughout the world, and that artists, architects, liturgical designers, students, and others are exploring ways to balance tradition with new demands of religious practice. The landscape of sacred space is changing, along with dramatic shifts in organized religion.”

The designs will probably not be welcomed by all, and they include places other than Christian ones. They are also largely, but not exclusively, North American.