Preserving DC’s sacred spaces,

one congregation at a time

Since 2008, Washington, DC has lost over 30% of its sacred spaces. Financial realities, changing urban populations and declining church rolls have led congregations- some of whom have worshiped in a space for decades, if not for over a century- to consider the possibility of selling their buildings. Many of these properties are quickly snatched up and converted from what was once a community-serving gathering space into private properties.

Is this the new urban reality?

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sacred dc: Past & Present

Read more about the role of religious congregations in the life of the city yesterday, today and into the future

DC’s Sacred Spaces

Looking Forward

Learn more about what Sacred Spaces is doing to maintain places of worship for the good of the city

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