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Sacred Sites

John McCain Fought For Native Religious Freedom, Then He Sold Sacred Oak Flat

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been the subject of intense criticism from Native activists and their supporters over the past year for his role in or...

10 Sacred Sites Damaged Or Destroyed In The Last 10 Years -- And What Some Are Doing To Rebuild

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.04.2015 | Religion

Ten years ago, the 11th century minaret of the Umayyad Mosque stood in splendor above the city of Damascus, Syria. Today, the wreckage of the mosque o...

Nine of the Most Striking Sacred Sites in Asia

Jacada Travel | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

The temple is said to house eight hairs of the Buddha and was built by the Mon people between 6th and 10th centuries and gilded through the 15th century. Sunrise or sunset are the best times for visiting.

PHOTOS: 9 Strange Sacred Sites | Posted 07.16.2013 | World

From monasteries built on the side of an active volcano, to temples seemingly suspended in air on the side of mountains, religious architecture around...

Digging For Truth: How Deep Are You Willing to Go?

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 10.10.2011 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

As archaeologists dig deeper into the earth to uncover new truths about the past, their findings have the potential to upend our understanding of religion and the role of God in its unfolding.

PHOTOS: The World's Most Sacred Destinations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Travel as a vehicle for spiritual transformation is hardly a new notion - seekers have practiced the act of pilgrimage for as long as they've looked u...