There are so many wonderful religions around the world ... each with their own traditions, beliefs, icons, places of worship and followers. Despite all of their differences, which are visible in these three photo galleries of world and U.S. religions, they tend to have similar teachings in how to live a good life.
36 imagesI am always amazed at how the world's religions construct and adorn their places of worship. These photos show a range from the simple and humble to the enormous and gorgeous. And some of them have stood for thousands of years.
36 imagesTypically the finest architecture in any city is religious. Part Two of World Religion showcases more of my favorites. But there are other churches in almost every location-specific gallery on this website. View and enjoy.
30 imagesBy the world's standards, most of the religious buildings in the United States are young. Yet some churches in major cities are elaborate in design, symbolism and décor as shown in this small sample of photos.