The word "spirituality" has come to mean all kinds of private experience of the sacred. The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, located in Bethesda, Maryland, is a center for the practice and teaching of the Christian contemplative tradition. Here, mainline Protestants mostly seek experience of God through the practices of, among others, Tibetan Buddhists and Catholic saints.
The work of Mother Teresa’s worldwide missionary order continues, and so does the work of another missionary nun in Calcutta, who ministers to the poor in a different way.
There has been a revival of cultural interest in Joan of Arc, the 15th-century peasant girl who became a French national hero and a Roman Catholic saint.
Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431, but over 500 years later, Saint Joan is getting new attention through modern eyes.
There's a 10-mile-long stretch of New Hampshire Avenue in Maryland lined with churches, synagogues, temples, and mosques. Located just outside Washington D.C., it's literally a drive-by tour of America's new religious landscape, strikingly diverse.