religion
Get Closer to Satan/Death With Norwich Cathedral’s Helter Skelter

Yes, that says Norwich Cathedral's helter skelter, as church bosses, increasingly desperate to replace all the old women that keep dying out with anyone under the age of 65, have taken drastic measures to get the kids – or anyone able to get up off the floor unassisted – in. Read More >>

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The Coolest Churches, Mosques, and Synagogues of the Year

Religion is changing—from the stained glass industry to Portlandia's perfect parody of a desperate pastor's plea that "church is an option." At the same time, there's been a major renaissance in religious architecture over the last few years. Read More >>

health
Overcrowded British Graveyards are Starting to Look Like Minecraft

A uniquely modern solution to the problem of people dying all the time has been put forward, suggesting that graveyard congestion could be solved by racking up bodies in a stacking system -- creating multi storey underground burial plots. Read More >>

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Drunk Man Fined for Going “Woooo” in a Cemetery

A man pretending to be a ghost in a cemetery has been fined a total of £75, after some drunken hijinks resulted in locals complaining about his shockingly poor ghost impersonation. Read More >>

architecture
These Grand Cathedrals Now House Regular Books, Not Bibles

Churches tend to ebb and flow with generations: chapels close after neighbourhoods are redeveloped, cathedrals are abandoned after religious upheaval. In more than a few cases, they've been turned into bookstores and libraries. Read More >>

architecture
Here’s How Sagrada Familia Will Look When It’s Finally Done In 2026

When Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí was tragically killed by a train in 1926, he was in the middle of building of his masterpiece—the Barcelona basilica, Sagrada Familia. Eighty-six years later, the church still isn't complete. But according to Jordi Faulí, the current architect on the magnificent life-sized sand castle, it'll be done by 2026. This is what it's going to look like. Read More >>

architecture
Why Is This 112-Year-Old Church Floating in the Air?

Art installation? Trick photography? Nope, just a little restoration project going on at Utah's Provo Temple, which was badly damaged in a fire in 2010. Thankfully, the Church of the Latter Day Saints is salvaging the 112-year-old building with a little architectural levitation. Read More >>

architecture
Historical Cathedral Renovation Takes Choose Your Own Adventure Route

New Zealand's ChristChurch Cathedral was seriously damaged in a 2011 earthquake. The historic place of worship is going to be remade soon, but how? The city's Anglican diocese, the property trustees, and the cathedral project group have come up with three different options the remodel, and anyone can vote. Read More >>

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New Archbishop of Canterbury Ordained by Dave on Twitter

The modernisation of the Church of England continues, with the new Archbishop of Canterbury being announced via the very modern medium of Twitter. By David Cameron on his little iPad app, no less. Read More >>

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An 18th Century Spanish Church Gets a Thoroughly Modern Makeover

The crumbling centuries-old Sant Francesc Church and Convent, built in the first part of the Eighteenth Century in the Catalan town of Santpedor, was saved from near demolition, instead receiving a super modern makeover by Catalan architect David Closes. [Inhabitat] Read More >>