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A Marian Shrine with miraculous waters in Subukia, Kenya

Claire Wambui, a 14-year-old girl from Kenya, tells us the story of a mystical shrine with healing waters in Subukia, Kenya. Read her story in her own words below.My name is Claire Wambui. I am from Kenya. The religious site I would like to speak about is Our Lady of Subukia Shrine, which is located in Subukia Town, 40km from Nakuru town in Kenya. This is about 211 kilometers from Nairobi City, which is the capital city of Kenya. Subukia shrine is the village of Mary, mother of God. It's a...

Divergent – 2021 PLURAL+ #forSafeWorship Award Winner

We are delighted to announce that this year's PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival Special Award Winner #forSafeWorship is the Kibera Drama Team from Kenya. Congratulations to the young media makers who made this powerful video! “Divergent” trains the spotlight on disturbing media reports of religious persecution. The video portrays a true story of a Muslim woman in a Kenyan Christian neighborhood who was targeted.   Share your story today and make your voice be heard! Shoot a short video (1 to 3...

Sacred Places in Mumbai, India

by Bhavika Agarwal (Instagram: @pleasecarrymehome) Religious sites have been here for centuries and yet we never really understood their importance in our lives. To me, beauty lies everywhere - in flowers, buildings, religious places, and everything all around. As a resident of India, a country teeming with majestic sacred sites, it's impossible to go visit every place to appreciate all of their beauty. In Mumbai where I currently live, I had the opportunity to visit a few of these glorious...

A Spiritual Tour through Mystic Sufism

Sehaj Sahni, Founder and CEO of Indian Youth Cafe and participant of the UNAOC #YouthWagingPeace initiative, takes us on a brief spiritual tour through mystic Sufism. He gives us a glimpse of the historic Dastgeer Sahib, a 200-year-old shrine located in Khanyar, India. Reiterating the call to action #forSafeWorship, he leaves this message: “Let’s love every space of worship to reach God."Share your story today and make your voice be heard! Shoot a short video (1 to 3 minutes) with your...

Special Places for Reflection and Worship in the Philippines

In this short video, Jane Quinto, a television producer, shows us her favorite places of worship in the Philippines and shares with us various rituals that have allowed her to reflect and find peace. Share your story today and make your voice be heard! Shoot a short video (1 to 3 minutes) with your smartphone and tell us about your personal connection to a religious site (why does itmatter to you? Why is it important to protect it?...). Post it on social media and tag @forSafeWorship or submit...

Reflections on the true meaning of spirituality

In this short video, Mahesh Krishnan, an Environment Protection Activist, reflects on the true meaning of spirituality as he takes us to the Azhimala Shiva Temple in Kerala, India, which features a giant statue of Lord Shiva.Share your story today and make your voice be heard! Shoot a short video (1 to 3 minutes) with your smartphone and tell us about your personal connection to a religious site (why does itmatter to you? Why is it important to protect it?...). Post it on social media and tag...

One of the Most Ancient Temples of South India

In this short video, Mahesh Krishnan, an Environment Protection Activist, tells us about the Thiruvallam Sree Parasurama Swami Temple in the city of Thiruvananthapuram, one of the most ancient temples of South India. Dedicated to Lord Parasurama and located on the banks of the Karamana River, it is said to have been built during the 12th and 13th centuries with the purpose of preserving the environment.Share your story today and make your voice be heard! Shoot a short video (1 to 3 minutes)...

A Religious Site with Interfaith Influences in Bangladesh

In this short video, Tushar Kanti Baidya tells us about a temple he likes to visit in Bangladesh. A UNAOC alumnus, Tushar is based in Dhaka, and works as an educator, peacebuilder, and human rights activist. He promotes global citizenship and religious literacy among local youths.Share your story today and make your voice be heard! Shoot a short video (1 to 3 minutes) with your smartphone and tell us about your personal connection to a religious site (why does itmatter to you? Why is it...

The Coronado Cross in Kansas

In this short video, Gentry takes us to Kansas, right outside of Dodge City, to see the Coronado Cross. The site commemorates a mass held for the first time in this part of the country by Father Juan de Padilla in 1541, predating the landing of the Pilgrims by almost 100 years.Share your story today and make your voice be heard! Shoot a short video (1 to 3 minutes) with your smartphone and tell us about your personal connection to a religious site (why does itmatter to you? Why is it important...

Religious Diversity in Indonesia

In this short video, Steve Leonard Harison talks to us about religious diversity in Indonesia and the importance of protecting religious sites worldwide. Share your story today and make your voice be heard! Shoot a short video (1 to 3 minutes) with your smartphone and tell us about your personal connection to a religious site (why does itmatter to you? Why is it important to protect it?...). Post it on social media and tag @forSafeWorship or submit it using the form below. 

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