Sacred Space: some questions for discussion

1. What makes a space sacred? You might consider whether it is the ceremonies or rituals that take place there, whether it is the style of the building, whether it is the furnishings and symbolic items to be found there, whether it is the consecration of the building, or what.

2. If someone is killed in a road accident, and people lay flowers there, or perhaps create some memorial there, should we regard that as a sacred space?

3. Traditionally marriage ceremonies have taken place in a sacred building. Today many people are married in Registry Offices or in numerous other places (One couple were married in the London Eye!). Where would you want to be married and why?

4. Should places of worship still be regarded as sanctuaries where people can be safe from arrest or harm?

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