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Religious

As religion becomes not only a means for worship but an outlet for personal expression, modern religious influences are being observed across multiple market areas. Showcasing how elements of religion are being integrated into consumer products and pop culture references, this category is here to showcase how consumers are choosing to engage with religion and methods of worship.
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Temporary Worship Space Proposals
Temporary Worship Space Proposals
Gensler Pushes for a Temporary Pavilion Alongside Notre-Dame
Gensler — an international architecture firm, recently revealed a proposal for a temporary worship space. The design is intended to occupy a site alongside Notre-Dame and to exist there while... MORE
Top 55 Social Good Trends in July
Top 55 Social Good Trends in July
From Pride-Themed Financial Ads to Homeless Awareness Fashion
The wide range of July 2019 social good trends supports a variety of different initiative. Last month was Pride Month and many brands across multiple different industries joined the cause altogether.... MORE
Sculptural Decorated Mosques
Sculptural Decorated Mosques
Candalepas Associates' Design is Highly Contemporary and Chic
This decorated mosque is designed by Candalepas Associates and located in the suburb of Punchbowl in Sydney, Australia. The structure is absolutely striking, boasting a strong sculptural character... MORE
Productive Halal Retreats
Productive Halal Retreats
This Halal Travel Service Combines Travel With Spiritual Growth
Productive Muslim Retreat is an innovative new halal travel package that is designed to bring together spiritual growth and personal rejuvenation for the modern Muslim who wants to travel and see... MORE
Colorful Geometric Mosques
Colorful Geometric Mosques
The 'Australian Islamic Center' Comprises a Series of Triangular Rooms
The ‘Australian Islamic Center’ is an architecturally unique mosque and community center for the Muslim population in Melbourne. Designed by award winning architect Glenn Murcutt, the... MORE
Muslim-Friendly Steakhouse Menus
Muslim-Friendly Steakhouse Menus
This Brazilian Steakhouse's Menu Includes Halal Filet Mignon
The Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse menu now appeals to a wider swathe of the diner demographic in Stafford, Texas, due to the fact that it includes a range of halal offerings. The highlight of this... MORE
Islamic Storytelling Apps
Islamic Storytelling Apps
The Sira App Educates Children On the Life Of Prophet Mohammed
‘The Sira’ is an innovative new storytelling app that is designed to make it easier than ever for children to listen to and enjoy the story of the Prophet Mohammed during the month of... MORE
Holocaust Remembrance Apps
Holocaust Remembrance Apps
The Yom HaShoah Smartphone App Aids Remembrance Of Holocaust Victims
The Yom HaShoah app is a brand new smartphone app, designed by Susan Ringel of the Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, that is designed to make it easier than ever for Israelis and Jewish people to... MORE
IoT Religion
Technology is expanding to serve the needs and rituals of religious consumers
Trend - Religious institutions, brands, and designers are taking part in the technological revolution by offering products that will enhance prayer and make the teachings of different religions more accessible to younger consumers. The products in these spaces are increasingly diversified—from tools that utilize artificial intelligence to video games.
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Top 45 Social Good Trends in November
Top 45 Social Good Trends in November
From Mental Health Pop-Up Museums to Inclusive Dolls
The November 2019 social good initiatives cover many different causes and the plethora of ways that brands and individuals are supporting each cause. Some of the examples express their support... MORE
Youth-Oriented Iranian Residential Centers
Youth-Oriented Iranian Residential Centers
ZAV Architects's Building Boasts Covered Balconies
ZAV Architects completes a supportive residential center that is meant to provide refuge for young girls without families. The Habitat for Orphan Girls is located in Khansar, Iran. The organization... MORE
Ethical Investment Platforms
Ethical Investment Platforms
Wahed Invest is a Digital Halal-Focused Ethical Investing Platform
Wahed Invest, the world’s first digital halal-focused ethical investing platform, has launched mobile apps for iOS and Android, enabling people to invest ethically wherever they are located.... MORE
Top 60 Social Good Trends in April
Top 60 Social Good Trends in April
From Awareness Raising Publications to Medical Buttons
The range of April 2019 social good concepts explores activism and charitable approaches in a number of creative ways. There are brands that spotlight artistic approaches, whilst others go about... MORE
Faith-Based Communication Apps
Faith-Based Communication Apps
The Pray.com App for Faith Organizations Helps Communities Connect
This app for faith organizations recently raised $2 million in seed funding. Startup Pray.com is an interfaith smartphone app that enables faith leaders to connect with their congregations. The... MORE
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AI-Enabled Fatwa Services
IACAD Launches 'Virtual Ifta' in Dubai to Issue Fatwas & Islamic Rulings
Even religion, with its strong ties to tradition, cannot escape technological innovation and the latest example comes with a reimagination of the fatwa service in Dubai. Recently, the Islamic... MORE
Religion-Informed Psychedelic Sculptures
Religion-Informed Psychedelic Sculptures
Madeline Hall's Draws Attention with Gravity-Defying Art
Madeline Hall is in the final year of her undergraduate program at Central Saint Martins in London, England, and the student has surely distinguished herself with her latest project which presents &#... MORE
Community Innovation Documentaries
Community Innovation Documentaries
World Vision's 'Jackstones' Highlights a Remote Fishing Village
Christian humanitarian aid organization World Vision is looking to bring its first documentary to Netflix after years of story-hunting, planning, and filming went into ‘Jackstones.’ A... MORE
Progressive Bible Apps
Progressive Bible Apps
'Our Bible App' is Intended for LGBTQ Christians and Their Supporters
The ‘Our Bible App’ allows users to read through different modern translations of the Bible, create a daily plan for themselves, and engage in conversations with others who share the... MORE
Interfaith Mobile Apps
Interfaith Mobile Apps
Pray.com Connects Religious Leaders to Their Congregations
Religions aren’t exactly famous for embracing the changes of the future, but Pray.com is a service that hopes to bring the benefits of something as modern as social media to the spiritual set.... MORE
Religious Robot Installations
Religious Robot Installations
The BlessU-2 Robot Priest Uses AI to Bring Blessings to the Masses
Robotic attendants are replacing customer service representatives of the human variety in all sorts of retail settings, but this robot priest is a different beast altogether. The BlessU-2 experiment... MORE
Church-Locating Apps
Church-Locating Apps
'The Catholic App' Guides Users to the Nearest Catholic Church
Though religion is one of the paradigms of traditionalism, ‘The Catholic App’ shows that there are some in the religious community who are interested in keeping their faith in line with... MORE
Geometrical Hannukiah Sets
Geometrical Hannukiah Sets
'The Miracle Edition' Candle Holder is Kosher for Hannukah
Planbureau, a design company, has created ‘The Miracle Edition’ to help Jews celebrate Hannukah in style. The creative Hannukiah not only attractively displays the candles that are part... MORE
Modest Muslim Sportswear
Modest Muslim Sportswear
The Gerak Plus Label Offers Modest Apparel for Active Muslim Women
Gerak Plus is a brand new fashion line, launched by famous Indonesian model Sigi Wimala, that offers a range of modest apparel options for physically active Muslim women. The challenge of finding... MORE
Active Sports Hijabs
Active Sports Hijabs
The Asiya Headband Helps Muslim Girls Participate in Sports
Asiya is a sportswear company that focuses on providing culturally appropriate clothing. The Asiya headband, the company’s first product line, is an example of that focus; it’s a... MORE
Evangelical Streaming Services
Evangelical Streaming Services
Churches are Using Facebook Live to Stream Their Sermons
Though Facebook may not have been designed specifically to spread the Gospel, many churches are taking advantage of the newly introduced, easy-to-use Facebook Live to create evangelical streaming... MORE