Statistics in The Pew Forum on Religion in Public Life estimate that 41% of Americans no longer practice the religion that they were raised in? Religious affiliation is fluid.
While some mainstream religious groups struggle to attract new members and keep older ones non-denomination congregations are springing up everywhere. Many of the new worship facilities are devoid of identifiable religious symbols.
What’s behind this movement? Is it a reaction to centuries of the powerful presence of mainline religions? Or, is it an indicator that emerging religious experiences no longer reflect the status quo? Is it a trend or something to be noted?
Read my article on “The Search for Symbolism in Religious Architecture” published for the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture on The American Institute of Architects website.
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