Tag: Pilgrimage

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    At Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia, Muslim children sit in tents, pray, throw stones, and make seven circuits around a replica of the Ka’ba as part of a mock Hajj, the traditional pilgrimage to Mecca. More

    October 11, 2013 | Comments

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    View photographs of an annual pilgrimage of Jews from all over the world to the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov in the Ukrainian town of Uman. More

    September 13, 2013 | Comments

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    “Pilgrimage becomes a metaphor for life,” says Rev. Kenneth Semon. “We’re following our Lord, who goes before us.” More

    March 29, 2013 | Comments

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    “The ancient words take on the power they were supposed to take on all along,” says Rabbi Jamie Korngold, who leads a Passover seder in the Utah desert. “We’re trying to take this spiritually rich experience and ignite our Judaism.” More

    March 22, 2013 | Comments

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    Read an excerpt from IN THE COMPANY OF CHRIST: A PILGRIMAGE THROUGH HOLY WEEK by Benedicta Ward. More

    March 30, 2012 | Comments

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    “Pilgrimages are undertaken because people want to move beyond their normal, mundane life,” says Virginia Raguin, a professor at the College of the Holy Cross. Raguin is also the curator of a traveling exhibit on pilgrimages in Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. More

    November 4, 2011 | Comments

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    Actor Martin Sheen says his new movie about the Camino de Santiago is ultimately about “a journey of the spirit as well as the flesh” as well as a search for ritual and transcendence. More

    October 14, 2011 | Comments

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    “I see the future going in this direction, that more and more people will realize how important interreligious dialogue is.” More

    November 19, 2010 | Comments

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    “Part of what’s in a pilgrim’s heart is this longing for more in life and the idea of being on a journey,” says Randy Haycock, a chaplain at Walter Reed Army Medical Center who leads monthly pilgrimages to Washington National Cathedral for Walter Reed’s Warrior Transition Brigade. More

    October 22, 2010 | Comments

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    Gidon Bromberg of Friends of the Earth Middle East says the Jordan River, holy to half of humanity, has become a mixture of sewage water and agricultural runoff unsafe for the pilgrims who come to be baptized in it. More

    October 8, 2010 | Comments

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