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                                      “Shunyata” by Hoyt Oliver: Wholly Holey Holy, a cedar log sculpture in the Oxford College library. Images of quite a few religions are included: an earth mother, yin/yang, Tao, eagle, OM, crescent, cross, star of David, Buddha, wood nymph — the whole piece is a lingam/yoni. Show us your sacred! Share your images with us by tagging your photos with #sacredmatters on Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, Tumblr or email us at sacredmatters [at] emory [dot] edu. Please include where and when your photo […]

Debatable Origins

By Gary Laderman The presence and awareness of religion in the United States is overwhelming. We see so many different forms and variations; it plays a role in so many areas of social life. Religion is, indeed, an inescapable fact of our lives even though we can’t agree on what the hell it is; but it is not likely to disappear in the near or long-term future, and will certainly remain a constant force to be reckoned with as a critical factor in shaping future events. For obvious reasons, many in the media, universities, political think tanks, corporate worlds, polling […]

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“Sunset” by one of our contributors, Louis Ruprecht Jr. Show us your sacred! Share your images with us by tagging your photos with #sacredmatters on Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, Tumblr or email us at sacredmatters [at] emory [dot] edu. Please include where and when your photo was taken. We will publish your images here on sacredmattersmagazine.com and through our social media outlets. Check out our past daily sacred posts!

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(Taken 9/14/14 in my kitchen in Atlanta) I’ve not fine a day without tea in almost 10 years. My wife and I met because of tea. We welcome guests into our home with a cuppa. My fondest memories are of conversations with friends over tea. Sent in by Isaac Foster. Show us your sacred! Share your images with us by tagging your photos with #sacredmatters on Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, Tumblr or email us at sacredmatters [at] emory [dot] edu. Please include where and when your photo was taken. We will publish your images here on sacredmattersmagazine.com and through our social media […]

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@islamoyankee Sep 12, 12:53pmEnd of my run. #GodsCreation #HumansCreation #the BrokenWorld #SacredMatters  pic.twitter.com/WnItFfVoYR Show us your sacred! Share your images with us by tagging your photos with #sacredmatters on Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, Tumblr or email us at sacredmatters@emory.edu. Please include where and when your photo was taken. We will publish your images here on sacredmattersmagazine.com and through our social media outlets. Check out our past daily sacred posts!

The Weight of the Guru: A Review of Kumaré

By Anandi Leela Salinas In Sanskrit, the term guru is defined as: “important,” “valuable,” “respectable,” and “heavy,” in addition to the definition that finds more currency in 21st century America: spiritual teacher in a general “Eastern” tradition. There have been a number of recently published works analyzing the role of the transnational spiritual guru in modern day America (Gurus in America, Transcendent in America, and Homegrown Gurus to name a few), but ethnographies of transnational South Asian religious movements in the United States have yet to explore the experience of joining, belonging, and reflecting within these communities from the perspective of the devotees. The 2012 film […]

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Juliann ‏@AspenJuly Ram’s horn* used to open service for the late Rev. Dr. Bradley Resare. Fallbrook, CA 9/6/14 (Was his*). Show us your sacred! Share your images with us by tagging your photos with #sacredmatters on Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, Tumblr or email us at sacredmatters@emory.edu. Please include where and when your photo was taken. We will publish your images here on sacredmattersmagazine.com and through our social media outlets. Check out our past daily sacred posts!  

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@emmer37 “The Sacred” #sacredmatters #WRNews. Show us your sacred! Share your images with us by tagging your photos with #sacredmatters on Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, Tumblr or email us at sacredmatters@emory.edu. Please include where and when your photo was taken. We will publish your images here on sacredmattersmagazine.com and through our social media outlets. Check out our past daily sacred posts!  

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Meredith Doster, Assistant Managing Editor at Southern Spaces, sends us an image of her dog, Zeke, short for Ezekiel. She writes, “He comes from Arkansas, which features prominently in some Old Testament translations, as in “Noah opened the ark and saw.”” Show us your sacred! Share your images with us by tagging your photos with #sacredmatters on Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, Tumblr or email us at sacredmatters@emory.edu. Please include where and when your photo was taken. We will publish your images here on sacredmattersmagazine.com and through our social media outlets. Check out our past daily sacred posts!  

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Tourism and the sacred. The National Cathedral in Washington, DC by Kelly Gannon, Associate Editor for Sacred Matters Magazine. Show us your sacred! Share your images with us by tagging your photos with #sacredmatters on Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, Tumblr or email us at sacredmatters@emory.edu. Please include where and when your photo was taken. We will publish your images here on sacredmattersmagazine.com and through our social media outlets.