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Sally Morrow

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.

All Stories by Sally Morrow

Photos of the Week: The life of Billy Graham

By Sally Morrow — February 21, 2018
(RNS) — The story of the evangelist's life, told in pictures.

Germany’s ‘LutherCountry’ gears up for Reformation 500th anniversary

By Sally Morrow — December 5, 2016
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

By Sally Morrow — November 21, 2016
(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

By Sally Morrow — October 18, 2016
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?

Slideshow: A time of colorful festivals

By Sally Morrow — October 17, 2016
(RNS) One marks the harvest, others are festivals of lights. Now and in the coming weeks, Hindus, Jews, Buddhists and Yoruba are celebrating different holidays, shown in this slideshow.

Catholic bishop apologizes for ‘betrayal’ of sexual abuse

By Sally Morrow — June 27, 2016
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (RNS) During the "Service of Lament," Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr. apologized for the sins committed by the church.

Mourning around the world for Orlando victims

By Sally Morrow — June 16, 2016
People around the world gathered for vigils, prayer and reflection in the days after the tragedy in Orlando, Fla., on June 12, 2016.

A glimpse of Ramadan around the world

By Sally Morrow — June 8, 2016
(RNS) A slideshow of Ramadan observed as a time of prayer and reflection, and typically large evening meals featuring specialty foods which vary across cultures.

Silence is key to nuns’ singing success

By Sally Morrow — April 28, 2016
(RNS) The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, have just released their latest album, "Adoration at Ephesus." Four of their previous albums have topped the charts.

Gay Methodist pastor a step closer to church trial

By Sally Morrow — April 5, 2016
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)

By Sally Morrow — March 25, 2016
MEXICO CITY (RNS) The inmates performing the reenactment come from working class barrios with the high levels of crime, drug addiction and homicide.

Holy Week in photos

By Sally Morrow — March 23, 2016
A gallery of images of events commemorating the days leading to Jesus' death.

Missouri Christian wears hijab in solidarity

By Sally Morrow — March 18, 2016
NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. (RNS) To protest the anti-Muslim rhetoric of this presidential campaign, high school counselor Martha DeVries decided to wear a hijab in public every Monday.

Kansas pastor steps out of the closet and into the crosshairs (VIDEO)

By Sally Morrow — March 2, 2016
(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

By Sally Morrow — February 10, 2016
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (RNS) This United Church of Christ congregation is part of a growing trend.
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