Partners’ Spotlight

iSPi – A New Resource for Space Sharing

iSPi ("isp-ee") launches in November 2014 and will be the nation's first online hub for creative sacred placemaking! Learn more here.

People's Church lightened


PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

PBS examines the situation of endangered churches - and what solutions might help - in this installment of Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, featuring Partners for Sacred Places! Click the image below to be taken to the video.


Sacred Places Magazine – new format!

We are pleased to announce that Sacred Places magazine is now available electronically! Click the cover image below to read the latest issue, and stay tuned as we upload the entire archive of the magazine into this exciting new format.

Fall 2013 Sacred Places cover

Theatrical Design Center

Location selected!

Partners has raised $150,000 of the match for the $180,000 grant we were awarded from the Knight Foundation to create the nation's first Theatrical Design Center, and we've found the perfect location: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church in South Philadelphia. Click to see some photos on Facebook of the site and from the charette we held to brainstorm ideas for the Design Center.

Food in Sacred Places

Partners and Urban Tree Connection are working together with Ward AME in Philadelphia to create a garden on land next to the church as part of our Food in Sacred Places pilot program. Volunteers from UTC, Ward, and Ursinus College came together recently to begin clearing land to make room for raised boxes. Visit UTC's Facebook page to see pictures and learn a little more about the project.

Re-using Closed Churches in Johnstown, PA

UPDATE: Preservation Pennsylvania Honors Non-profit

The Steeples Project, a non-profit that will oversee the care of three closed churches in Johnstown, was recently awarded the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission Annual Theme Award for its work to save these wonderful historic resources.

Read more about the award here, as well as the Steeples Project's press release. Then head to our Johnstown page for more on the whole story.

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