ST. LOUIS (RNS) — Many retired but architecturally significant houses of worship are surviving by converting to new uses that benefit their neighborhoods or cities in ways their original congregants might approve but never imagined.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — The secretive sale by the church, the country's second largest landowner, to a group of investors has outraged residents and church members alike.
(RNS) — At a time when decommissioned houses of worship are converted into nightclubs, restaurants, or condominiums, a different kind of transformation is preserving churches and synagogues as sacred spaces.
NASHVILLE — Buildings that once held worship services have been repurposed or bulldozed and redeveloped into bars, restaurants and other secular spaces.
Do you live in a gated community? Don't make it a spiritual metaphor for life.
(RNS) The Catholic archdiocese's plan to close dozens of churches raises an issue faced by thousands of shuttered churches across the Northeast and Midwest: what to do with buildings that are often architecturally important and always sentimentally important, especially since a church's shape, age and location make the building hard to reuse.