The final installment of a three-part series on religious violence by Suzanne Schneider. This month: Toward an historical treatment of religious violence. Continue Reading →
A round-up of recent religion news. Continue Reading →
A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news. Continue Reading →
The religious fundamentalism of ISIS is not evidence that Islam needs a Reformation, but that one has already occurred by Suzanne Schneider. Continue Reading →
Jenna Krajeski reports from Iraqi Kurdistan, where young Kurds are crossing the border to fight in Syria. Continue Reading →
Numbers never tell the whole story–which is why liberal pleas to rely solely on science and facts carry so little weight.
Internet years are like dog years. Way back in 2003 when The Revealer was founded as a joint project between NYU’s Journalism Department and The Center for Religion and Media, we placed a more traditional emphasis on educating future journalists about how to report about religion: with links to academic and reporting resources, explicit examples of how journalists get religion right and wrong, and by debunking hypocritical or imbalanced, precious or erroneous reporting. While our emphasis on that aspect of our mission has varied over the past eight years, we’ve always paid close attention to what tools institutions use to school journalists in religion’s means and ways.
For instance: there’s a cool new online course about Islam, created by Washington State University and Poynter News University. Designed by Lawrence Pintak (who will be speaking at an event co-sponsored by The Center for Religion and Media on October 5th), the course is meant:
as a tool for journalists who want to be accurate in educating their audience about the religion and culture of Islam, Muslim communities in the U.S., and the distinctions between Islam as a political movement and the radical philosophies that inspire militant Islamists.