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Beauty is an act of resistance. Ruth Naomi Floyd

Visual meditations

Lisa Snow Lady: Ordinary Time

The breakfast table, the living room. These ordinary places can be just as holy as the grandest sacred cathedrals. It is in these spaces that we can deepen our awareness of the holiness that lives here.

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Andy Warhol: Last Supper, detail

True Spirituality in the Arts

by Edith Reitsema

Living in Christ should lead us away from living with a segregated view of life, having a sacred-secular split. 

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Exhibitions and events

2018

Here you find a list of exhibitions in galleries, museums and churches in the spring and summer. There is also a list of conferences, lectures and events all over the world, with a special focus on Europe.

read more Eva-Maria Beller: Salt Book

Christian calendar

Ernst Barlach: The Believer

In 1934 the German sculptor Ernst Barlach (1870-1938) made a special set of sculptures: The Frieze of the Listeners, nine sculptures of people who are listening. Barlach said: ‘They are all saints or people of prayer.’

read moreErnst Barlach: The Believer, detail

Materials for Churches

Theodore Prescott: Taste and See, detail

Materials for Churches

Here you find materials for use in churches, categorized according to the Christian calendar. There are also materials about passages in the Old and the New Testament.

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Church of the month

Mario Botta’s Churches in Ticino, Switzerland

How do Botta's two churches in Ticino address the dissonance between the stoic exterior of the mountains and the human scale of church designs that invite worshipers to solitude?

read more Mario Botta’s Church of San Giovanni Battista, Mogno, Switzerland (1992-1998)

Art and Poetry

Bohuslav Reynek: Poet and Visual Artist

In my village, I’m the fool. Sad dogs know me — sad white school of sleepy dogs that drift away into the distance. They don’t bay. They keep me happy from afar — cloudish dogs that run about the sky’s massif. And we’re all drunk on grief.

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Art and Music

Peter S Smith: Some One Else, detail

Peter S Smith and Duke Special

I am black and white
I am color
I am risk
I am mother
I am holy
I’m disaster

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In the Spotlight

I Believe in Contemporary Art

by Alastair Gordon

In recent years there has been a growing interest in questions of religion in contemporary art. Is religion back in the artworld? Is it just a passing fad or signs of renewed faith in art? 

read more Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva: Haruspex