Lap steel and pedal steel guitars were embraced in worship in place of an organ. Today Robert Randolph is one of the most talented sacred steel musicians around.
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. In addition to her responsibilities at RNS, Sally currently shoots freelance photography in Kansas City, Mo. and is an adjunct instructor at the University of Missouri.
In honor of the victims at the Washington Navy Yard shooting on Monday, Sept. 16, the Washington National Cathedral Choir of Girls sing the Navy hymn, “Eternal Father, strong to save”.
“Muslim stand-up comedy is nothing new. But what makes “The Muslims Are Coming” different is that it portrays what happens when a troupe of comedians performs before red state Americans in such places as Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Arizona, Utah and Idaho.”
Author and commentator Dan Savage, host of the ‘Savage Love’ podcast, explains the origins of the “Not All Like That” Christians Project.
“Roman Catholicism is the storehouse, the treasure house of the Christian tradition. It’s this whole notion of the blend of wisdom, of commitment, of knowledge, of holiness. That’s the church for me. That’s the church I’m waiting for.”
Browse through Pope Francis Art Contest entries here. Voting is now closed and winners will be announced tomorrow!
Buddhist monks from Drepung Gomang Monastery in India construct a Medicine Buddha sand mandala for mental (inner) and physical health.
Aug. 28 will mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. On this day in history, King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. These archival images take a look back at civil rights events leading up to the march, as well as moments from that day.