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(1982) On the 4th day of his week-long hunger strike and vigil on behalf of Soviet Jewish dissident Anatoly Shcharansky, Rabbi Avraham Weiss of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, N.Y., comforts Shcharansky's wife, Avital, outside the Soviet Mission to the United Nations in New York.

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Sally Morrow

Sally Morrow

Sally Morrow joined Religion News Service in March 2012 as Photo/Multimedia Editor. She is a photographer and editor based in Kansas City, Mo. Morrow has worked as a multimedia editor and photographer at Newsday, The Des Moines Register, and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.


  1. A few years ago, I was working across the street from the Riverside Church while it was undergoing some renovations. I brought my video camera into work to capture moments from the day — 20 stories up off the ground, watching workers put up the scaffolding.

    Here is the short (2:43) video that I edited to show the process:

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    The two murdered troopers, Power and Cahill, were men from
    good Irish families. After targeting about two minutes and a half, he pulled the trigger.
    As the atmosphere started to disintegrate around me, I felt
    a new strength forge into my thoughts.

  3. The Bible, The Hobbit, Harry Potter…I’m sure there are a lot of musical inspirations in a plethora of fictional books….

  4. …and unlike Pat Robertson, Billy Graham he did not blame the earthquake on popular culture, liberal politics or people saying “Jesus Christ!!!” when they stub their toe.

  5. Because..religion.

    Hate not the Jews or Muslims or Christians.
    Hate religion. It is a blunder.

    • History proves that those who hate religion are the worst despots in history with who have killed more people than ANY war or aggression in the name of (but inaccurately) religion. So your statement is utterly incorrect for anyone who knows their history.

  1. […] (1987) Willie Nelson, right, poses for photographs in front of Bonebrake Hall at the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, where he was named to the board. The singer once sold Bibles and taught Sunday school until church leaders forced him to choose between teaching and playing honky-tonk. UTS President Leonard Sweet, left, straightens Nelson's hood.  […]