“Jordanian Christians insist some of the most important ancient sites, such as the site of Jesus’ baptism, are on their side of the Jordan River.”
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.
Interfaith couples, Buddhist couples, same-sex couples…couples of all kinds celebrated their relationships on Friday (Feb. 14) at Unity Temple in Kansas City, Mo. The only requirement was love.
“Cows are considered sacred by Hindus in India. They were the favorite animal of Lord Krishna, and they serve as a symbol of wealth, strength, and abundance.”
Environmental concerns prompt the Sisters of Loretto to oppose a company from building a gas pipeline through their land in Kentucky.
Hanging in the hallways of Broadway Church, a historic stone structure in midtown Kansas City, Mo., are more than 200 artistic portrayals of Jesus. Inspired by Salvador Dali’s “Christ of St. John of the Cross,” the church’s former pastor, Paul R. Smith, began collecting these “faces of Jesus”, which were mounted in 1996.
As Gilbert Becker of Blue Springs, Mo. approached the end of life, he and and his family decided to plan a “green” or “natural” burial at Green Acres Cemetery near Columbia, Mo.
(RNS) Annie Vallotton’s simple illustrations of biblical stories have been included in the more than 225 million copies of “The Good News Bible.”
Originally, Tu B’Shevat—Hebrew for the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat was designated as the time when tree owners would offer tithes from the fruit trees of Israel. Its earliest source refers to it as the New Year of the Trees.
Religion & Ethics Newsweekly correspondent Bob Faw says, “Audiences guffaw—or wince—at humor which is all about coping and which thrives in a Jewish culture where everyone and everything can be mocked.” Shows like the off-Broadway “Old Jews Telling Jokes” demonstrate some of this Jewish humor.