The Spiritual Diversity Photo Gallery presents an appreciative visual introduction to a variety of spiritual traditions and themes in the world. The purpose is to pique viewers' interest in the great diversity of religious and nonreligious spiritual expressions and their potential to contribute to peace, health, and justice. However, there is no intent to judge or promote any particular spiritual path. I hope that these photos encourage you to learn more about the spiritual perspectives that interest you. You might find the other links in the Spiritual Diversity and Social Work Global Resource Center home page helpful as a start. For example, click here for essays on World Religious Views of Health and Healing. For those who would like to explore further information about diverse religions, go to the Rutgers University's Virtual Religion Index website.
Most of the photographs are from my research travels around the world, so they are not representative of all spiritual traditions or any particular religion.
-Edward R. Canda