A young bearded man with blood on his head and wearing a crown of thorns, dressed as Jesus Christ , carries a large wooden cross through a village during a ceremony that imitates the crucification of Jesus Christ. In Semana Santa (Easter), in Mexico.
A sacred site in a deep valley in the Himalaya. Here at the end of Langtang, under the bare sun, a sharp rock has been wound with prayer flags, and has for generations been the focus of ritual. (100% to charities working in Nepal)
Lhatos are shrines to the spirits of valleys and villages, and a common sight in the mountains of Ladakh. Wrapped with scarves and often topped with branches or animal horns, they are important locations for connecting with the land. (50% to charities working in the Himalaya)
Santa muerte (Saint of Death) is a sacred figure commonly worshipped in much of Mexico. Its worship is condemned by the Catholic Church as invalid, as Mexican authorities have linked the worship of Santa Muerte to prostitution, drug cartels, kidnapping, smuggling and murder. Criminals, among her most fervent believers, are likely to pray to her for...