My Sacred Space

A Visual Gallery

My Sacred Space features 100 original photos and descriptions submitted by young people ages 13 to 25 depicting the spaces they consider sacred – places, objects, or moments that capture a sense of wonder, awe, gratitude, deep truth, and/or interconnectedness. Springtide Ambassadors curated this gallery from the various submissions we received. 

As our research found in The State of Religion & Young People 2023: Exploring the Sacred, young people are having sacred moments often outside of traditional gathering spaces. We encourage viewers to reflect on the stories and images here, and consider how and where they can help cultivate a sacred sensibility with the young people in their sphere.

Special thanks to Linda Badami, who created and conceived of My Anonymous Church – a photographic inventory of spiritual spaces – the inspiration and model for My Sacred Space.