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Faces of the faithful

The city’s Muslim community worships, studies, and socializes at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury, where a man fins a quiet moment to pray.

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

The city’s Muslim community worships, studies, and socializes at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury, where a man found a quiet moment to pray.

Almost four centuries after the Puritans fled religious oppression to found a “city upon a hill,’’ Boston is home to a multitude of faith communities.

The landscape is constantly shifting. Immigrants create new congregations and transform existing ones. Houses of worship make room for those they’d once shunned.

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Despite increasing secularism here and around the country, religious life retains a certain vitality. Hispanic immigrants are revitalizing the Catholic Church. A mosque is thriving in Roxbury, and the Jewish community has never been more diverse.

These are just a few scenes from the Boston area’s rich religious life. View the photo essay here.

- Lisa Wangsness

Lisa Wangsness is the Globe’s religion reporter.
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