(RNS) Drawing an estimated 17 million pilgrims, the Shiite ritual known as Arbaeen dwarfs even the hajj. Arbaeen marks the end of the 40-day mourning period after the anniversary of the seventh-century slaying of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, which engendered the Sunni-Shiite schism.
Author Archives: Sally Morrow
About Sally Morrow
Sally Morrow joined Religion News Service in March 2012. Sally’s interest in photography began in her high school’s dark room. She has since attended film school at the College of Santa Fe, holds a B.A. in Communications and Spanish from UMKC, and holds an M.A. in Photojournalism from the University of Missouri. Her graduate thesis project “Picturing Immigration” was published in News Photographer Magazine.
Sally has worked as a photographer, videographer and photo/multimedia editor at the Des Moines Register, the South Florida Sun Sentinel and Newsday. Her editorial and freelance photography has appeared in various publications and professional websites.
November is Native American Heritage Month. Religion & Ethics Newsweekly managing editor Kim Lawton delves into the history of Saint Kateri, and how Native American Catholics relate to the saint today.
The Hindu festival of lights, or Diwali, is celebrated all over the world with music, dance and fireworks. In Kathmandu, Nepal, it is known as the Tihar festival to the Newar community, who observe the start of their new year 1136 according to the lunar calendar.
Service members aren’t the only ones who bear the sacrifices of military service; so do their families. The Rev. Stuart Kenworthy, Bishop James Magness and Rabbi Irving Elson talk about the hidden costs of military service.
You weren’t able to attend Pope Francis’ memorable visit to the U.S. in person? Thanks to our readers and staff, you can experience the journey through photographs.
(Warning: You may need Kleenex!) Watch as Pope Francis gestures to 5-year-old Sophie Cruz along the parade route in Washington, D.C., and see her family’s reaction.
Maggie was surprised by her parents’ reaction to her tattoos, which she had hidden from them for more than 10 years.
(RNS) Want to share your photos from Pope Francis’ U.S. tour with the world? Submit them to Religion News Service! Here’s how.
Pope Francis sits down with David Muir of ABC, converses with an American audience, and speaks of his upcoming trip to the US.