Resources & Links of Interest
On the web is a plethora of great materials and services, individuals and organizations that inspire, educate and can lead us to a more consecrated and sanctified intention with our lives.
With regard to some of what we are reading and what expands our awareness and resolve, perhaps you have a few recommendable website links that can add to our culture birthing.
Contribute Resources & Links of Interest
Links to the web that can add to our community of ideas are always of interest to us - we hope you will find the following locations profitable to your spirit, and that you will contribute to our resources like–minded websites and organizations that you find online: please use the form in the right column under the photo to submit links that we may include on this links resource page.
LINKS to inspire consecrated aesthetics:
Institute for Sacred Architecture
A magazine devoted exclusively to issues of church architecture from a Catholic perspective. A contribution to the ongoing movement for liturgical renewal and the beautification of our churches.
Faith & Form
Faith & Form represents clergy, lay leaders, artists, architects, and landscape designers concerned with design for worship.
The AIA Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA) Encouraging and supporting excellence in the design of worship spaces and their accoutrements.
MOBIA (Museum of Biblical Art)
The Museum of Biblical Art celebrates and interprets art related to the Bible and its cultural legacy in Jewish and Christian traditions through exhibitions, education and scholarship.
The Society for the Arts, Religion and Contemporary Culture
Believing that the arts realize their potential most fully within that transcendent, unifying vision which is the heart of religion.
Sacred Destinations (great sacred space database)
Traditional Church Architecture, Restoration and Preservation Web
LINKS that feed additional thought, religion intersecting with culture:
Mars Hill Audio Journal
terrific audiotape series interviewing authors of new books in all areas of culture, the arts, social science, and theology.
The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture
A web-based, peer-reviewed journal committed to the academic exploration, analysis and interpretation, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, of the interrelations and interactions between religion and religious expression and popular culture, broadly defined as the products of contemporary mass culture.
America The National Catholic Weekly (culture)
A weekly issue born April 17, 1909, America is a Jesuit magazine, planned as the American counterpart of The Tablet of London, a respected Catholic weekly review.
The Kindlings (Culture)
Aiming to rekindle the spiritual, intellectual and creative legacy of Christians in culture.
Imago's current mandate articulates our intent to engage in promoting artistry of high caliber that will be both enrich and carry positive influence on the Canadian cultural landscape.
The Global Spiral
A quarterly online magazine dedicated to the mission and vision of Metanexus Institute. Metanexus is a not-for-profit organization that promotes transdisciplinary research into profound questions of human meaning and purpose with the aim of transforming our educational, religious, and civic institutions. Offering transformative, transdisciplinary content that is not just about the life of the mind, but also about paying mind to the whole of life.
Why TED? Because it is a resource of forward thinkers in the areas of Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) that looks ahead rather than backward.
LINKS to movements, groups, and journals regarding faith based artists
Expressing and stimulating cultural renewal: believing that it is ultimately in religious vision that healing and renewal are to be found.
International Arts Movement (IAM)
IAM gathers artists and creative catalysts to wrestle with the deep questions of art, faith, and humanity in order to inspire the creative community to engage the culture that is and create the world that "ought to be."
Chrysalis Seed Trust
New Zealand trust aims to help resource artists from a Christian perspective although it is open to all people interested in contemporary visual arts. For artists seeking encouragement in their chosen practice or their spiritual journey.
Christians in the Visual Arts exists to explore and nurture the relationship between the VISUAL ARTS and the CHRISTIAN FAITH. CIVA first met to consider the place of the Christian artist in the church and in the world-at-large.
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