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Photo from the Interfaith AIDS Memorial Chapel in Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, California

Weekly Gem #24 A place to find love, beauty, hope, and compassion

Published 5/30/2015

Location:   This 'hidden gem' is inside Grace Cathedral, in San Francisco, California, near the top of Nob Hill (see Clue Me! beta map ).  While the people behind this chapel were focused on AIDS, they managed to broadly convey the value of inclusion, support, and compassion, for every person .  

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A place to find love, beauty, hope, and compassion.

Description

The Interfaith AIDS Memorial Chapel in Grace Cathedral

Why It's Interesting

This perfectly lovely chapel in Grace Cathedral embraces believers of all faiths - and even nonbelievers. Inside is a beautiful triptych by artist Keith Haring. Haring (1958-1990) spontaneously carved into clay with a knife, and surprised by the results of his own efforts, he looked at the finished piece and said, "Man, this is heavy." The feeling of tolerance in this place is palpable.