Tweet Having been empty and deserted for many years, St. John’s Church has become one of Sweden’s most visited churches. Founded in 1866 as a church for the poor, since 1995 it is a community center for the homeless, addicts … Continue reading
TweetAn article by Celestine Bohlen, June 2, 2014, appeared on the New York Times website and in the International edition of June 3rd. BRUSSELS — When a church closes its doors, it is a sad day for its parishioners. When … Continue reading
TweetEnglish - Français - Deutsch - Svenska - Nederlands 4 out of 5 Europeans think that religious buildings are essential for community life, and want them used more widely. A poll run in April 2014 by the network Future for Religious Heritage (FRH), conducted by Sociovision and … Continue reading
In communities around the world, the World Monuments Watch promotes local action for heritage sites.
Every two years, World Monuments Fund (WMF) accepts new nominations to the World Monuments Watch. The World Monuments Watch calls international attention to cultural heritage around the world that is at risk from the forces of nature and the impact of social, political, and economic change. From archaeological sites to iconic architecture, cultural landscapes to historic urban centers, the Watch identifies places of significance in need of timely action.
Read more here about nominating a site.
- ESTONIA – CFP: Old Religion and New Spirituality: continuity and changes in the background of secularization
- UK – Managing Major Building Projects in Places of Worship Training Day – 26 Feb 2015
- SCOTLAND – ‘Scots Jews’ photo exhibition
- ITALY – 100 selfies for Napoli’s 100 closed churches
- NYC – Former churches blessed with new lives in Pittsburgh
- BELGIUM – “Heritage Counts” International Conference 3-6 February
- USA – The McMass Project: A McDonald’s Church?
- SPAIN – New app for Jewish Quarters Network
- UK – Conference ‘Revealing the Past, Securing the Future’ 25-27 March