Religion

Refugee Community Reacts by Justin Merriman

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Tree of Life Shooting by Justin Merriman

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The Rev Michael Stumpf by Justin Merriman

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Super Blue Blood Moon by Justin Merriman

The moon rises above a statue of Saint Joseph on Tuesday evening, January 30, 2018 at the Saint Joseph Monastery in San Bernardino County, California.  By morning the moon would put on a rare celestial show with the first "super blue blood moon" visible from the U.S. since 1866.

Eid al-Fitr by Justin Merriman

Eheze Hassani, 8, of Sharpsburg, Pa., sits in a chair as she waits for the prayer to begin during an Eid al-Fitr celebration, which marks the end of Ramadan, on June 25, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Merriman/Getty Images)

Young boys wait for the beginning of a prayer during an Eid al-Fitr celebration, which marks the end of Ramadan, on June 25, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Merriman/Getty Images)

Aya Attal, 17, of Crafton, Pa., hugs a friend at an Eid al-Fitr celebration, marking the end of Ramadan, on June 25, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Merriman/Getty Images)

(left to right) Omar Sultan, 21, Majeed Hawsawi, 27, and Sultan Alsaykhan, 22, take a selfie together as they join hundreds of Pittsburgh muslims to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, on June 25, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Merriman/Getty Images)

Women stand in prayer during an Eid al-Fitr celebration, marking the end of Ramadan, on June 25, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Merriman/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, on June 25, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pa. More images at Getty Images

Eid al-Fitr by Justin Merriman

Muslims join in the celebration of the end of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr at Flagstaff Hill in Oakland on Wednesday, July 6, 2016.  The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is observed with a month of fasting and commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad, according to Islamic belief. Eid al-Fitr translates to "festival of the breaking the fast."

Cross by Justin Merriman


I've always had a fascination with religious icons...the places I've found them, the intricacy of them, and the power they hold to those who believe in them.

Statue of Mary by Justin Merriman


I shot this at St. Louise de Marillac Church in Upper St. Clair, PA while covering the funeral of Army Staff Sgt. Patrick Kutschbach. The red leaves of the tree behind it really seemed to make it striking to me.