Members of Middle Collegiate Church in New York held a worship celebration on Sunday (Aug. 17) in which attendees held their hands up as a gesture to pray for “racial reconciliation throughout our country.”
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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.
“Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, continues to experience the violent persecution of its minority population of Rohingya Muslims. Muslims are being attacked by mobs of extremist Buddhist factions, despite Buddhist principles of nonviolence.”
This video shows Pope Paul VI’s trip to Sydney in 1970 — the first papal visit to Australia. It was filmed by 2SM, a popular music radio station owned by the Roman Catholic Church.
(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.
“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.