Praying with our feet

Interfaith rituals of disruption and sanctification in the public square

Authored by: Linda Noonan

The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Cities

Print publication date:  December  2020
Online publication date:  December  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367367121
eBook ISBN: 9780429351181
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Jews holding up purple paper crosses at a gun shop. Muslim, Christian, and Jewish clergy silently processing through the Philadelphia International Airport. A foot-washing unfolding on the plaza of the city’s largest utility company. How are people from different traditions being religious together in public? What happens when interfaith social change organizations engage in both traditional and newly constructed ritual practices at sites of violation and opportunity? What is the relationship between the practice of ritual and the production of meaning in the public square?

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