Photos of the Week: Ashoura; ELCA Churchwide Assembly
By Kit Doyle · August 12, 2022
(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes Ashoura commemorations, the ELCA Churchwide Assembly and more.
An Indian Shiite Muslim flagellates himself during an Ashoura procession in Jammu, India, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Ashoura is observed around the world on the tenth day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Shiite Muslim men flagellate themselves with knives attached to chains during a procession ahead of Ashoura, in a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. Ashoura is observed around the world on the tenth day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed at the Battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq in the 7th century. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Iraqi Shiites perform self-flagellation as they attend the Ashoura ceremonies in Karbala, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. Ashoura marks the death of Husayn ibn Ali, a grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, and members of his immediate family in the Battle of Karbala. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
Shiite Muslims flagellate themselves with knifes on chains during a procession to mark Ashoura, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Ashoura falls on the 10th day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, when Shiites mark the death of Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, at the Battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq in the 7th century. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
A young Shiite Muslim boy flagellates himself during an Ashoura procession in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Afghan Shiite Muslims attend a mourning ceremony ahead of Ashoura in a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. Ashoura falls on the 10th day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, when Shiites mark the death of Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, at the Battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq in the 7th century. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Hindu devotees collect water from the Bagmati River during the Bol Bom pilgrimage at Sudarijaal, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. During the pilgrimage, devotees walk miles barefooted to make an offering of the water at the Pashupatinath Shiva temple in Kathmandu. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Pope Francis waves to assembled visitors as he arrives in the Paul VI hall for his weekly general audience at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, left, delivers an apology to members of Iglesia Luterana Santa María Peregrina during the ELCA Churchwide Assembly at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 9, 2022. RNS photo by Emily McFarlan Miller
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Churchwide Assembly meets at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2022. Photo by Janine Truppay, courtesy of ELCA
Muslim refugees sit on the roof of an overcrowded railway train near New Delhi, hoping to leave India after the 1947 Partition. This month marks the 75th anniversary of the partition. (AP Photo)
John Taylor, director of film and visual arts for the World Council of Churches, right, with Pavel Prochazka in 1971. Taylor was the editor of "Preacher," a one-minute animated movie that won him a series of awards, including a Certificate of Special Mention at the Chicago International Film Festival. It was shown as one of the best films of the year at the London Film Festival, praised at the 8th International Animated Film Festival in Annecy, France, and shown at the Festival of World Television in Hollywood, California. Conceived and produced by Taylor, "Preacher" was a satirical comment on the misuse of television by the church. "I am not against preaching or the proclamation of the Gospel," Taylor said, "but I am opposed to using a totally verbal form of expression on a visual medium. It just doesn't work." RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Kim Davis, right, a student at the Convent of the Sacred Heart High School, drops her pledge into a basket as more than $400 in pledges for aid to Pakistani refugees in India is presented to officials of Americans for Children's Relief at the United Nations Chapel in New York, on Nov. 23, 1971. Receiving the pledges are, from left: the Rev. James Dockery, actor Eli Wallach, ACR Executive Director Candice Jordan, Rep. Edward Koch and ACR board member Barbara Martinez. Wallach and Koch are sponsors of the funding agency. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.