Award winners for stunning religious architecture



(RNS) 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 & Forum, 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."
 
Some of the spaces honored are pictured in the collage below. Click here to view a carousel of the photos with their location information. Courtesy of Religion News Service. Teaser photo of the Mosque-Cathedral in Cordoba, Spain, courtesy of Bigstock.
 
 



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