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Photographer Hayley Lockrem captures men in prayer, a posture common to those across time, space, and tradition. 

Topics: Culture, Religion, Religious Freedom, Sacred Spaces

I was honoured to be invited to a large Sikh festival by a dear friend. Besides being unconditionally welcomed and over-fed, I was struck by the physical posture during their prayers and ceremonies. I was amazed to find the scene so familiar to experiences in my own faith tradition. The bowed heads, the folded hands, the closed eyes – all physical postures people of different faiths share. It just goes to show that as faithful Canadians, we often have more in common than we think.

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