PHOTOS: See the 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.

  • West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ

  • West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ

  • Watermark Community Church in Dallas, TX

  • Watermark Community Church in Dallas, TX

  • Residence for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto, Canada

  • Residence for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto, Canada

  • Proyecto Clamor de Paz in Guaimaca, Honduras

  • Proyecto Clamor de Paz in Guaimaca, Honduras

  • Proyecto Clamor de Paz in Guaimaca, Honduras

  • Kochi University of Technology Prayer Space, Thailand

  • Kochi University of Technology Prayer Space, Thailand

  • St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Sarasota, FL

  • Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

  • Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

  • Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

  • Lincoln Square Synagogue, NYC

  • Lincoln Square Synagogue, NYC

  • KAPSARC Community Mosque in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • KAPSARC Community Mosque in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • Temple Judea, in Tarzana, CA

  • Temple Judea, in Tarzana, CA

  • St. Ignatius Chapel, Georgetown University, Bluemont, VA

  • St. Ignatius Chapel, Georgetown University, Bluemont, VA

  • St. Ignatius Chapel, Georgetown University, Bluemont, VA

  • St. Gregory’s Church in Agrigento, Italy

  • Church of St. Gregory the Great in Portsmouth, RI

  • Church of St. Gregory the Great in Portsmouth, RI

  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Athens, GA

  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Athens, GA

  • Christ Church Cambridge in Cambridge, MA

  • Christ Church Cambridge in Cambridge, MA

  • First Presbyterian Church of Burbank, CA

  • First Presbyterian Church of Burbank, CA

  • Boa Nova Church in Estoril, Portugal

  • Boa Nova Church in Estoril, Portugal

  • St. James Cathedral Centre in Toronto, Canada

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One Response to “PHOTOS: See the award winners for stunning religious architecture”

  1. Michele Joseph

    Absolutely SPECTACULAR !
    And just when I thought our today’s culture had nothing to leave behind but twerking !
    I love how the one in Honduras uses light. The picture with the light coming in between the double doors- it’s as if it were matter.
    I love them all !

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