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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.
(RNS) The new pontiff graced the covers of The Advocate, TIME, The New Yorker, Esquire and Italy’s Vanity Fair; GQ named him “Cold-Caller of the Year 2013.”
Did you know that Quaker isn’t just a brand of oats and that Quakers call members of their church “friends?”
As cities grapple with the problem of homelessness, some believe the solution is to move them to “retreats” outside the city. But critics say such proposals are cases of “out of sight, out of mind” that will actually result in more homelessness.
Kim Lawton looks at the ways some churches are urging their members to avoid consumerism and practice more meaningful Christmas gift giving.
(RNS) The second night of Hanukkah fell on Thanksgiving in a rare convergence this year. Many Jewish families ate turkey and then lit the menorah, a nine-branched candelabra.
“According to many in the Jewish community, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving have much more in common this year than just a calendar date. They both celebrate gratitude, community, and religious tolerance.”
Fresco artist Joy Baer explains the all-natural process of making paint with earth minerals on a porous surface.