Sally Morrow joined Religion News Service in March 2012 as Photo/Multimedia Editor. She is a photographer and editor based in Kansas City. Morrow has worked as a multimedia editor and photographer at Newsday, The Des Moines Register, and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Germany’s ‘LutherCountry’ gears up for Reformation 500th anniversary
Historians might disagree as to whether Martin Luther actually nailed his 95 Theses on the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg in 1517. But on this there’s solid consensus: Luther’s writings launched the Protestant Reformation in 1517, and the world was never the same. As the 500th anniversary approaches, “LutherCountry” – the area of […]
Millions of Shiites gather in Karbala to mark Arbaeen
(RNS) Millions of Shiites are walking to Karbala to commemorate the death of Imam Hussein bin Ali.
After School Satan? Church-state group plays devil’s advocate in public schools
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (RNS) Lucien Greaves wants After School Satan to mirror the success of Christian after-school clubs. But atheists can be just as leery of his creed. So what is Satanism anyway?
Catholic bishop apologizes for ‘betrayal’ of sexual abuse
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (RNS) During the “Service of Lament,” Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr. apologized for the sins committed by the church.
Gay Methodist pastor a step closer to church trial
KANSAS CITY (RNS) The Rev. Cynthia Meyer told her congregation she was “called by God to be open and honest” about who she is. But the denomination forbids gay ordination.
Stations of the Cross in a Mexico City prison (PHOTOS)
MEXICO CITY (RNS) The inmates performing the reenactment come from working class barrios with the high levels of crime, drug addiction and homicide.
Kansas pastor steps out of the closet and into the crosshairs (VIDEO)
(RNS) Asked about the possibility of leaving a church she has been a part of for 40 years, Meyer was blunt: “I’m not eager to leave. I’m not eager to stay in an abusive relationship, either.”
No time on Ash Wednesday? There’s a drive-thru for that
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (RNS) This United Church of Christ congregation is part of a growing trend.