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September 22, 2013
Pod people: Religion and mass shootings
The Crossroads podcast this week was devoted to discussion of covering shootings. And in the...
September 21, 2013
Religious facts in the slaughter in upscale Nairobi mall
Based on the mainstream media reports pouring out of Kenya, it's clear that the terrorist...
September 13, 2013
Hey AP: Does anyone know why Terry Jones was arrested?
If you have spent much time studying First Amendment cases you will know that many...
September 11, 2013
AFP gives Maalula its due
It was my intention today to look at religion news coverage of the anniversary of...
September 08, 2013
What is the X-factor in Syrian bloodshed? DUH! (updated)
It seems that many networkers in the online world remain fired up about that recent...
September 03, 2013
PBS: Understanding Syria (minus any nasty religion stuff)
So here we go again. This weekend I mentioned an online explainer piece served up...
September 02, 2013
How to follow totally secular Syria news on Twitter
The goal here at GetReligion is, of course, to look at the good and the...
August 30, 2013
WWROD? What does sharia law look like in practice?
The other day, in a discussion of events in Egypt, I noted -- once again...
August 28, 2013
Pod people: What’s religion got to do with Egyptian tourism?
In the wake of the events of 9/11, I had the honor of taking part...
August 27, 2013
Got news? Mother Jones on ghosts in FBI’s Hasan probe
Your GetReligionistas normally do not spend much time looking at ideological media outlets, such as...
August 27, 2013
Where is the BBC’s coverage of Egypt?
What lays behind the Anglo-American press's failure to report on the chaos in Egypt? While...
August 25, 2013
After Hasan trial: Spot big religion ghost in this story
The military trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan was never -- as a journalism story --...
August 23, 2013
What do Egyptians really mean when they say ‘sharia’?
One of the major themes in GetReligion posts about Islam over the past decade has...
August 23, 2013
Americans prejudiced against Al Jazeera?
The new cable news channel Al Jazeera America is drawing a lot of major media...
August 21, 2013
Interesting Rowan Williams apology: And important, too
Let us return, for a moment, to that interesting quote the other day from the...
August 20, 2013
LATimes sees the layers of threats against Copts in Egypt
The dominant story coming out of Egypt right now continues, and with good cause, to...
August 16, 2013
What did Pope Tawadros say? When did he say it? (updated)
At the pivotal event announcing the fall of President Mohamed Morsi, a number of symbolic...
August 15, 2013
Saith the WPost: So what’s really going on in Egypt?
My cellphone chimed at me earlier this afternoon with a news bulletin from CNN that...
August 14, 2013
Muslims kill Muslims, for no reasons that can be reported
The bloodshed in Egypt continues and, to be quite frank about it, it's hard to...
August 12, 2013
Married 60 times before age 18 in Egypt
The Washington Post had a religion news blog item last week headlined, horrifyingly, "‘Some girls...
August 09, 2013
Remember when Jesus went to Assiut? (Yeah, me neither.)
"Both Roman Catholic and Evangelical Protestant media have for years been drawing public attention to...
August 08, 2013
Major Nidal Hasan talks about faith, like it or not
Some may disagree, but I think we have reached the point where we can say...
July 29, 2013
The truly interfaith church of what’s happening now
From the very beginning of this weblog, your GetReligionistas have argued that some of America's...
July 29, 2013
Snickering at FoxNews while getting duped by ‘Zealot’ author
Many of us who came of age during the birth of New Media are reflexively...
July 26, 2013
NPR’s curiously biased quest for the historical Jesus
Did you know that Jesus wasn't really God? Despite what his disciples claim, he never...
July 16, 2013
Who’s afraid of les jeunes of France?
Nick: Are you all right? Honey: Of course, dear. I just want to put some...
July 12, 2013
Muhammad marketing mishaps in Sydney
I'd hammer in the morning, I'd hammer in the evening, All over this land, I'd...
July 09, 2013
Doing the bloody math in emerging civil war in Egypt
It appears that some members of the mainstream press are beginning to do the hard,...
July 09, 2013
Another religious holiday commercialized
I remember a sermon where a pastor pointed out that if it weren't for commercialization...
July 06, 2013
A Newtown massacre in Nigeria, with ghosts
Absolutely horrific news out of Nigeria today. From the Associated Press: POTISKUM, Nigeria — Islamic...
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