Photos of the Week: Day of the Dead; Maine shootings
By Kit Doyle · November 3, 2023
(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes Day of the Dead and related commemorations, shooting reactions in Lewiston, Maine, and more.
People sign "I love you" while gathered at a vigil for the victims of Wednesday's mass shootings, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023, outside the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston, Maine. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Members of the New Apostolic Church sing and pray at a makeshift memorial outside a bowling alley, the site of one of this week's mass shootings, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023, in Lewiston, Maine. A gunman killed multiple people at the bowling alley and a bar in Lewiston on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Community members gather Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, during a candlelight vigil in Auburn, Maine. Locals seek a return to normalcy after a mass shooting in Lewiston on Oct. 25. (AP Photo/Matt York)
An Indian Hindu married woman looks at the moon through a sieve as part of a ritual before breaking her fast during Karva Chauth festival in Jammu, India, Wednesday, Nov.1, 2023. Hindu married women observe a day long fast to pray for the longevity and well being of their husbands during this festival. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Catholic activists participate in a “pray-in” protest, advocating for a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, outside the White House, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, in Washington. (RNS photo/Jack Jenkins)
Women called "Animeras" walk to the church for Day of the Dead festivities in Telembi, Ecuador, late Thursday Nov. 2, 2023. Animeras pray and ask for alms for the souls of the deceased. (AP Photo/Carlos Noriega).
Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Saint Teresa, offer prayers by the graves of their loved ones on All Souls Day in Kolkata, India, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023. The day honors the dead as friends and families gather in cemeteries to decorate the graves of loved ones with candles and flowers and to offer prayers. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
People hold candles over a tomb decorated with flowers at a cemetery in Atzompa, Mexico, Oct. 31, 2023. In a tradition that coincides with All Saints’ Day on Nov. 1 and All Souls’ Day on Nov. 2, families decorate graves with flowers and candles and spend the night in the cemetery, eating and drinking as they keep company with their dearly departed. (AP Photo/Maria Alferez)
People visit a grave covered with offerings of bread and fruit on the Day of the Dead, at the Villa Ingenio cemetery in El Alto, Bolivia, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023. The Day of the Dead honors the deceased, a tradition that coincides with All Saints Day and All Souls Day celebrated on Nov. 1 and 2. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Migrants who are walking together toward the United States pray at an outdoor, public basketball court in Huixtla, Chiapas state, Mexico, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023. The migrants said they have decided to stop in this town in another attempt to get legal permission from Mexican authorities to pass through Mexico. (AP Photo/Edgar Hernández Clemente)
President Jimmy Carter, left, leans across the Cabinet room table at the White House to receive a book as a gift from Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, at the start of two days of talks on Palestinian autonomy on April 15, 1980. Just hours before the meeting, a group of conservative Protestant leaders met with Mr. Begin, and expressed their support for Israeli settlement of the West Bank. The ministers acknowledged "the right of Jewish settlements" in the area and proclaimed their solidarity "with the pioneers who are returning today to the heartland of the Jewish nation." The delegation of clergy, which included Adrian Rogers, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, who took part in an individual capacity, and Jerry Falwell, prominent radio and television preacher and leader of conservative religious and political causes, read a letter asserting that "the Land of Israel encompasses Judea and Samaria as integral parts of the Jewish patrimony, with Jerusalem its one indivisible capital." RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Members of an Arab, Muslim and African student coalition demonstrate across from the White House on March 26, 1980. They were protesting Israeli-built settlements in the occupied West Bank. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Gabe Pressman, left, a television news commentator for NBC, moderates a panel discussion, questioning five young people on their views of the press, the state of human relations in the U.S., the work of the National Conference of Christians and Jews (NCCJ) and their general outlook on the future, at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York in 1971. Members of the panel are, from left: Billy Lazore, youngest chief of the Onondaga Indian Nation; Ann Robinson, a Catholic student at St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing; Mark Bruzonsky, a Jewish student at Princeton University; Pamela Barrows, a Protestant who is a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Angelo Nunez, a Puerto Rican student at Columbia University. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.