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Religious Studies department

Religion in the News

This part of the site links you to news about religion from around the world through three types of resources: news feeds, blogs, and direct links. The feeds or aggregators compile headlines from sources of their choosing, which means that the information they present will be limited by the interests of the host and the quality of available feeds. The blogs are hosted by journalists covering religion in the media. The direct links are to reputable news agencies that frequently cover religion.

The presence of an aggregator, headline or news source on this site does not imply sponsorship or support by the Religious Studies Department, and we encourage all visitors to read all sources critically.

News Feeds Blogs Direct Links

News Feeds
BBCi Religion & Ethics Page

blogheaven "Where faith blogs go if they're good"; a list of general, political, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, spiritual, and Other Faiths' faith blogs.

The Daily Dish Andrew Sulllivan's review of politics and religion.

Dave's Mormon Inquiry Mormon history, doctrine, culture, books.

The Evangelical Outpost Reflections on culture, politics, and religion from an evangelical worldview.

GetReligion A review of the media's coverage of religion, written jointly by Terry Mattingly (Eastern Orthodox Christian) and Douglas LeBlanc (mainstream evangelical).

Muslim WakeUp! News and commentary on politics, culture and spirituality from a progressive Muslim perspective.

relapsed catholic "Where the religious rubber meets the pop culture road"; a daily blog about religion from a conservative Catholic perspective.

Religion News Blog Highlights news items, articles and websites of interest to Christian apologists, countercult professionals, researchers and others.

the revealer A daily review of religion in the news and the news about religion. Nonsectarian, nonpartisan. Published by the New York University Department of Journalism and New York University's Center for Religion and Media, one of ten "Centers of Excellence" financed by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

SoMA Review "The Society of Mutual Autopsy" blog, dedicated to dissecting matters of the soul—the sacred and the profane, the ridiculous and the sublime. The contributors view religion less in terms of churches and institutions, and more along the lines of theologian Paul Tillich, who understood faith as "ultimate concern."

Velveteen Rabbi "When can I run and play with the real rabbis?"

WoodMoor Village Zendo Blends a humanist philosophy with a Zen Buddhist mindfulness practice that centers around an ethics of interbeing.

Direct Links

The following news sources routinely cover topics related to religion.

  • Al - independent source for world news, hosted in the Republic of Qatar.
  • ArabNet - articles written by leading journalists and editors in the Middle East.
  • BBC News - world coverage from the British Broadcasting Corporation. The following parts of the site gather news on various aspects of religion:

  • Catholic PRWire Logo

  • The - The Jewish Chronicle, a British paper founded in the mid 19th century.
  • The New York Times - online access to breaking news.
  • NPR - National Public Radio.
  • PBS - Public Broadcasting Service.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center - tracks hate groups across the US.

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