(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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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.
“The number of people in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is going up steadily as a result of lower age limits for both men and women who want to serve as missionaries.”
A new campaign called #NotInGodsName (Not In God’s Name) is an a public declaration to reject criminal acts in the name of God or any religion.
“Of all the social issues facing our world, President Jimmy Carter says the abuse of women and girls is the greatest injustice of all, and that the pretext is often religion.”
“The reality is there are not nearly as many available jobs as pastors as there were even a few years ago. Seminaries and divinity schools have seen a drop in enrollment, and especially in the number of graduates who become pastors. There are several reasons, but the main one is that not as many people are attending mainline churches anymore. So there is less need and less money to afford a pastor.”
The National Day of Prayer, established by Congress in 1952, was marked across the country on Thursday (May 1). Religion News Service captured photos during a prayer service in Lake Lotawana, Mo., where the community gathered to pray for federal and local government, as well as the military, media, business, education, church and family.
Nuns, priests, children and people all over Rome dance along to Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy,” in celebration of two popes becoming saints.
Host Zach Anner asks Blythe about being Catholic, birth control, homeschool, confession and having five children.
(RNS) U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was among clergy of various faiths, students, and members of the community who gathered Thursday (April 17) to remember three shooting victims during a “Service of Unity & Hope” at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kan.