Istanbul is a multi-faceted city with new and old culture stuffed into every pocket of every back alley. There seem to be just as many cafés packed with hipsters as their are mosques and tourist hawkers.
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As a Christian standing in what had once been a magnificent church, I could not feel the holiness of those huge disks. I felt bullied by them.
The following short collection lists eight of the most important monuments in the world in terms of interfaith dialogue and interfaith relations.
Since today's Hagia Sophia suggests a house of multiple faiths, many visitors may feel confused, subconsciously or not, about their relationship with the building.
ISTANBUL (RNS) In this ancient city, there are few sights more iconic than the dome of the Hagia Sophia, towering over the old city for more than 1,40...
ON JULY 5th the mufti of Trabzon gathered with other citizens for the first Friday prayers of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, not at a mosque but a...
Today, the words great design brilliantly light the marquee of contemporary life. What is great design? It's a perennial question with no single answer.
The call for action to restore the irreplaceable Byzantine Revival artwork and Romanesque Revival architecture of St. Anselm's Roman Catholic Church in the South Bronx must not go unheeded.
While I was in Cairo, I kept thinking the Egyptians should check out Istanbul. Both are megacities with over 10 million people. Both come from a poor ...
Vibrant and diverse, Istanbul is by far one of the most fascinating cities on the globe.
On at least this one point, believers and atheists can likely agree: many of the world's sacred structures are truly works of architectural beauty.
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