Photos of the Week: Birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, USCCB meeting
(RNS) - Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes the birth anniversary of Sikh leader Guru Nanak, the meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and more.
Sikh devotees take a holy dip in the waters of the Golden Temple to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru, in Amritsar, India, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Prabhjot Gill)
Sikh pilgrims attend a religious ceremony to celebrate the birth anniversary of their spiritual leader Baba Guru Nanak Dev, at Nankana Sahib, near Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. Thousands of pilgrims from various countries participated in three-day festival to celebrate the 552nd birth anniversary of the founder of the Sikh religion. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
A Sikh devotee lights candles at the Golden Temple to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru, in Amritsar, India, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Prabhjot Gill)
At a rally of the Maria 2.0 initiative, a protester holds a poster with the inscription 'No offices for cover-ups' in front of the cathedral in Cologne, Germany, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 before the beginning of a penitential service of the archdiocese of Cologne in the course of coming to terms with sexual violence. (Henning Kaiser/dpa via AP)
Civil rights activist Porchse Miller of Atlanta shouts into a megaphone in front of a mural of Ahmaud Arbery during march that followed the Wall of Prayer event outside the Glynn County Courthouse, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, in Brunswick, Ga. The Rev. Al Sharpton organized the event after defense attorney Kevin Gough to objected to the presence of Black pastors in the courtroom the trial for Arbery's killers. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
Farmers celebrate news of the repeal of farm laws, in Singhu, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government will withdraw the controversial laws after a year of demonstrations from tens of thousands of farmers who said the laws will shatter their livelihoods. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Kashmiri Muslim women weep while praying as a cleric displays a relic of Sufi saint Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani outside his shrine in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. Hundreds of devotees have gathered at the shrine for the 11-day festival that marks the death anniversary of the Sufi saint. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
Clergy attend the fall General Assembly meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Nov. 17, 2021, in Baltimore.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops holds its Fall General Assembly meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Baltimore. RNS photo by Jack Jenkins
Activist Milo Yiannopoulos speaks during a rally outside of the Baltimore hotel where the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops are holding its Fall General Assembly meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Baltimore. RNS photo by Jack Jenkins
Buddhist devotees light oil lamps during the festival to mark the full moon day of Tazaungmone, the 8th month of Buddhist calendar, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, outside a Buddhist monastery in Yangon, Myanmar. (AP Photo)
Tourists visit the Church of the Nativity, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. The church built on the spot where Christians believe Jesus was born is wrapping up a three-year restoration project in time for the Christmas season. The region is welcoming foreign tourists after an 18-month COVID shutdown, but few travelers have made their way to the birthplace of Jesus so far. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
A gun barrel is heated during a Swords to Plowshares Northeast event on Capitol Hill, Nov. 16, 2021. Photo by David Deutsch
Bishop Jim Curry, center, retired bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Connecticut, address attendees at a Swords to Plowshares Northeast event on Capitol Hill, Nov. 16, 2021. Guns were made into garden tools, as a modern version of the vision of biblical prophets that people would “beat their swords into plowshares.” Photo by David Deutsch
Bishop Jim Curry, right, retired bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Connecticut, guides Washington Bishop Mariann Budde in hammering and shaping the metal of a former gun into a garden tool during a Swords to Plowshares Northeast event on Capitol Hill, Nov. 16, 2021. Photo by David Deutsch
A Catholic Cistercian monk watches stoically as British soldiers search Our Lady of Bethlehem Monastery in Portglenone, County Antrim in Northern Ireland, on Nov. 19, 1971. The troops reportedly picked up two priests from the monastery who were accompanying two jailbreakers in clerical garb. Sources in Belfast said the army believed that other revolutionaries may have been hiding in the monastery. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Eleven Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish clergymen lead an interreligious Thanksgiving service at a Reform Synagogue in New York City in Nov. 1971. The worship, held at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue on Manhattan's Upper West Side, featured readings from the Old Testament, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman and contemporary black poet Langston Hughes. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.