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A Matter of Faith

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AFGHN-12236NF3 Girl praying at a mosque, Kabul,  Afghanistan


 I have seen many manifestations of  faith during my travels over the past three decades.  Some have been spontaneous, some have been part of a liturgy, some have been prescribed rituals, some have been in magnificent buildings, others have been outside under a tree.   Some people’s faith is embedded in the way they live their lives.



CHINA-10018NF2Shaolin monks training, Zhengzhou, China


“Just as the body cannot exist without blood, so the soul needs the matchless and pure strength of faith.”   Mohandas Gandhi

PAKISTAN-10079Prayers and teaching, Peshawar, Pakistan




INDIA-10201 Sikh holiest site, Golden Temple,  Amritsar, India





SRILANKA-10144Sri Lanka




TIBET-10093NF2Prayer Flags, Lhasa, Tibet




USA-10001Charlotte, North Carolina



YEMEN-10102 Religious Instruction – Jewish child  in Yemen




KASHMIR-10056Srinagar, Kashmir







ITALY-10022Camino, Italy



“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.  To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”   

St. Thomas Aquinas






INDIA-10202Thrissur Pooram, Kerala, India


  “Faith is a bird that feels dawn breaking and sings while it is still dark.”

    – Rabindranath Tagore



INDIA-10299Tibetan Prayer Festival in Bodh Gaya, India



TIBET-10029Pilgrim praying with monks at the Buddhist Academy of Larung Gar, Kham Province, Tibet


“What is Faith?  When your good deed pleases you and your evil deed grieves you, you are a believer.”

– Prophet Muhammad


TIBET-10009Monk at Jokhang temple, Lhasa, Tibet



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