Browse Sites (18 total)

Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic Center

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Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic Center is the only mosque in Faribault, Minnesota. Predominantly Somali, it is a vibrant site of Muslim prayer, education, and community. The people of the mosque told me about their lives and their visions for the future, and shared their thoughts on education, Muslim…

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Assisi Heights
Rochester, a city of 200,000 people in the southeast corner of Minnesota, is the home of the Mayo Clinic, an 150 year old institution that has grown to become one of the largest and most respected medical institutions in the world. It now attracts over one million patients to its facilities from all…

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Chinmaya Mission Twin Cities
"To give maximum happiness to maximum number for the maximum time" -Chinmaya Mission Motto “People think that Hinduism is a polytheistic religion, but it’s not; it’s a monotheistic religion,” says Ishani Jhanjee, board member of the Chinmaya Mission Twin Cities organization, “because it is all about…

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Chùa Phât-Ân Temple

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Phat-An Temple rises from the suburban landscape of Roseville, Minnesota as an expanse of red and yellow, a complex of tiered awnings and wide windows. While the cities of Vietnam have enveloped their thousands of pagodas, crowding against them the apartment buildings, department stores, and…


Rising out of an open expanse of tawny prairie grass, the golden pyramidal roof of the ECK Temple looks oddly out of place. The shining golden roof, the highest point for several miles, is visible from the surrounding streets. The Temple, complete with a tall gate in front and flying several…

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History of Faribault

An exhibit on the history of the town of Faribault, from the 19th century until today.

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Muslim Community Center of Minnesota

The Masjid Al-Rahman, or Muslim Community Center, is located in Bloomington, a medium sized city in Minnesota, south of Minneapolis, finding its roots in 1992 and officially opening in 1999.

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Nile Our Savior Lutheran Church

Quietly situated among the cornfields and farmlands of southeastern Minnesota lies the city of Faribault, a town of relative ethnic and religious diversity amidst the generally homogeneous demographic landscape of rural Minnesota. While Faribault is home to significant populations of Latino and…

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Pilot Knob/Oheyawahi
Located in Dakota County, MN, Pilot Knob, or Oheyawahi as it is known by the Dakota, is an easily recognizable region of elevated terrain at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers.  Located near what is modern-day Minneapolis, Pilot Knob is a religiously and culturally significant…

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