Photos of the Week: Haiti earthquake aftermath; Hindu Brahmin community
(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo selection includes the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, the Hindu Brahmin community and more.
A band plays during the funeral of Baptist church minister Andre Tessono, who was killed during the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the area eight days ago, in the Picot neighborhood in Les Cayes, Haiti, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
Heavy machinery moves by on the road as parishioners attend Mass on the grounds next to an earthquake-damaged cathedral in Les Cayes, Haiti, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, eight days after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the area. (AP Photo / Matias Delacroix)
A worker removes prayer notes left by visitors in gaps between stones at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's old city, ahead of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021. The notes are buried in a nearby cemetery according to Jewish tradition. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Sister Mary Prema, Superior General of Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Saint Teresa, lights candles as others pray by her tomb in Kolkata, India, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. Thursday marked the birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Mother Teresa, a Catholic nun who spent 45-years serving the poor, the sick, the orphaned, and the dying. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Members of the Hindu Brahmin community perform the annual 'Shravani Puja' at Sangam, the holy confluence of river Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Sarawati, in Prayagraj, India, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. The Shravani Puja is performed by the Brahmins on the day of Raksha Bandhan festival for washing away their sins committed all through the year. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Indian students of the Swaminarayan Gurukul Vishwavidya Pratishthanam (SGVP) perform rituals holding sacred thread that they wear across their bodies, during a change-over ceremony that coincides with Raksha Bandhan festival in Ahmedabad, India, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. Members of the Hindu Brahmin community discard old threads and wear new ones every year on Raksha Bandhan Day, a festival that celebrates the bond between a brother and sister. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Some freed students of Salihu Tanko Islamic School are reunited with their parents in Minna, Nigeria, Friday, Aug 27, 2021. A school official in northern Nigeria says gunmen have released some of the more than 100 children who had been abducted back in May. The kidnapping victims from the Salihu Tanko Islamic School in Niger state had included children as young as 5 years old. (AP Photo)
Chechen people walk outside the new mosque named after the first imam of Chechnya Sheikh Mansur in Aldi village, outside Grozny, Russia, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. Sheikh Mansur was a Chechen military commander and Islamic religious leader in the late 18th century. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)
Mother Jeanne Moynihan, a teacher at Duchesne Academy in Omaha, Nebraska, displays three of ten works she is exhibiting at Duchesne College in July 1965. Some of her paintings depict the social and racial problems of the day and bear such titles as "Selma, U.S.A.," "To Mend a Broken Wing," and "Windows Cost Extra, Mister." The works — in pencil, pen and ink, casein and oil paints — were completed in a month of sustained work. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
As their union officials hold eleventh-hour negotiations with officials of the Association of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of New York, teachers picket in front of St. Cecilia's School in Harlem. After five months of unsuccessful talks, members of the Federation of Catholic Teachers voted to strike on Nov. 21, 1971. The union reportedly bargained for more than half of the instructional staff at the archdiocese's 32 schools. Despite the action, archdiocesan officials said all elementary and secondary schools would be open for "uninterrupted instruction" throughout the strike. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.