The ceiling sweeps towards the sky, the seats, prepared to hold those come to worship stretch in a sea of anticipation throughout the space. Photographer Conor Sweetman's shot captures the beauty of an architectural space that has been constructed entirely for the purpose of worship. The sweeping arches, the expanse of space, the grandeur of the stone, all employed for the purpose of evoking a sense of awe, reverence, and majesty.
In a secular age, there is a push to strip the public square of all signs of faith. But freedom of religion and freedom of expression are the bare basics for a people to call themselves free. Convivium is a voice for the rightful role of faith and for people of faith in our pluralistic society.