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Twin Cities Metro

With roughly 3.5 million inhabitants, Minneapolis, St. Paul and surrounding suburban communities constitute one of the most vibrant, diverse, and culturally rich communities in the Midwest. It is also a metropolitan community peopled with sacred places, whether sacred sites of the region’s original Dakota inhabitants or houses of worship, representing nearly all the world’s major religious traditions, that help its diverse communities, including significant numbers of Hmong-Americans and Somali-Americans, draw on their religious traditions and communities to help make a home of the Twin Cities.

 

Unpublished Exhibits

Native Religiosity in Minneapolis

This exhibit explores the ways that Native American culture and religiosity manifest in the urban spaces of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It...

Masjid An-Nur

During one of my site visits to Masjid An-Nur, I was outside the mosque taking pictures when an African-American woman...

First Hmong Assembly of God Church

Historically, many have considered Hmong and Christian identities incompatible. However, Senior Pastor Jerchah Heurh at First Hmong Assembly of God...

Centro Cristiano Nueva Esperanza

Centro Cristiano Nueva Esperanza, or New Hope Christian Center in English, is a new and growing church in the West...

Shir Tikvah: A Progressive Reform Community

Shir Tikvah, A progressive Reform synagogue located in Minneapolis, is a place where wonderful things are happening. Energetic prayer services,...

Suburban Religious World of Maple Grove

Ironically, given Maple Grove’s rapid growth today, its first residents did not move there voluntarily. After being shuffled from state...

Building a Hindu Community

The Hindu Society of Minnesota now has a home at the Hindu Temple of Maple Grove.  This exhibit examines Indian...