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October 12, 2013
An ultra-Orthodox case that is anything but
It's not about religion. So said Assistant U.S. Attorney R. Joseph Gribko in a story...
October 09, 2013
Got news? Concerning Catholic priests, Mass and padlocks
Because of my background in church-state studies, for the past third of a century or...
October 04, 2013
Pod people: Deja vu on global persecution of Christians
As a rule, I don't discuss the contents of one of my new Scripps Howard...
October 04, 2013
Sarajevo census blues
"Context is king" is a catch phrase that summarizes the critique offered in many of...
October 02, 2013
LATimes looks at Egypt; sees only signs of Islamic life
Over the past two years, your GetReligionistas have frequently urged (one example here) journalists to...
September 26, 2013
Got news? Pope Francis speaks — this time the media blink
It's safe to assume that, at this moment in time, Pope Francis is a rock...
September 17, 2013
Holy scandal! Is sipping holy water really dangerous?
OK! OK! I yield to all of you who sent me the link to that...
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 04, 2013
Hey AP: Where is religious left on religious liberty issues?
A long, long time ago, 1998 to be precise, I wrote a column marking the...
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 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 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 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 09, 2013
The New York Times misses battle for Belarus
I would like to draw your attention to a 28 July 2013 piece in the...
July 30, 2013
Concerning theological Swiss Army knives (think chaplains)
In the world of church-state studies, few puzzles are as tough to crack as those...
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 25, 2013
A sad note of Orthodox reality in Eastern Europe
It's impossible to know precisely what is happening inside the mind of a politician when...
July 22, 2013
The controversial mind and Lebanese soul of Helen Thomas
As I have mentioned before here at GetReligion, at the time of the Sept. 11...
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 05, 2013
Watching for ghosts in the news flashes from Egypt
A few journalistic thoughts while I continue to watch the waves of news coverage rolling...
July 01, 2013
There’s more to Egypt’s pain than secularism vs. religion
Many GetReligion readers have, I am sure, spent some time today following the urgent news...
June 30, 2013
Ghosts of Volhynia
L'Italia è fatta. Restano da fare gli italiani. ... We have made Italy. Now we...
June 24, 2013
Attention liberals: Blasphemy cases on the rise in Egypt
As I have said numerous times, I cannot imagine how hard it must be to...
June 09, 2013
Political reporters learn about St. Augustine. Chaos ensues.
On Friday, Angus Dwyer wrote on Twitter: You'll never guess what uncontroversial Christian doctrine this...
May 27, 2013
Gosh! Finding meaning in great Russian literature?
I spent most of last week on the other side of the planet (a Media...
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