Global Images Contest 2005-2006
InspirationDale Labonte '06
Explanation: The power of two clashing faiths was particularly striking to me as the image of the Christian cross framed by the Islamic arch presented itself in front of me as I toured the Mosque of Cordoba, Spain. Due to its long, violent history of conquest by the two opposing religious groups, the site currently houses symbols from both faiths. The impressive place of worship for the Christian and Muslim faiths for century upon century seemed to capture the unity of the world religions. The peaceful aura surrounding the image gives me hope for today's tumultuous societies and for peace tomorrow.