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May 15, 2013
Hey Reuters: Historic details really matter in Istanbul
Istanbul is the kind of place in which the past often seems to be just...
April 25, 2013
Yes, we know two Orthodox bishops are missing in Syria
Editor's note: This happens now and then, every two or three years. Two GetReligion writers...
April 25, 2013
Kidnapped Syrian bishops still missing, despite reports
Horrible news out of Syria, where two Orthodox bishops were kidnapped. There hasn't been enough...
April 01, 2013
Christians wary on Easter (sort of) in Syria
Every religion writer has experienced those awkward moments each year when an editor walks over...
March 29, 2013
Whoa! Questions about marriage and religious liberty!
Yesterday some of us got a bit academic (and some of us practiced calling people...
March 28, 2013
Got news? Egyptian Copts tortured for some strange reason
Yes, I know that we're talking about a report on Fox News. That fact alone,...
March 22, 2013
Ghosts in news about those monks and their simple caskets
So, in one level, my primary task in this post is to point GetReligion readers...
March 21, 2013
Hey CNN: Ghosts in the ties that bind Cyprus and Russia
So I'm sitting in a restaurant eating my lunch and, up on the wall, the...
March 20, 2013
Did ‘the’ leader of the Orthodox attend the Rome rites?
So, let's assume that you are a Catholic leader and you pick up your morning...
March 08, 2013
Antisemitism and when context matters for the NY Times
This week, the conservative Weekly Standard broke a story that was headlined: Michelle Obama and...
February 22, 2013
Got news? A fishy hole in all those Lent stories
So it's a Friday in Lent (only in Western churches, at this point), so what...
February 14, 2013
Are ashes to go a Protestant no-no?
This week's celebration of Ash Wednesday has prompted several stories built around the theme of...
February 06, 2013
About those Orthodox hermits in the Siberian wild
Every now and then, someone sends your GetReligionistas the URL for a story that is...
January 21, 2013
BBC misses religious-liberty ghost in St. Francisville, La.
Through the years, your GetReligionistas have gone out of our way to note that it's...
December 31, 2012
God save the Tsar
Take up the White Man's burden-- In patience to abide, To veil the threat of...
December 25, 2012
Xmas quiet in Jerusalem? Check the Julian calendar
Along with millions of other Americans, I am on the road this fine Christmas Day....
December 22, 2012
WWROD: Which denominations do what well?
So, GetReligion readers, have you submitted a religion-rooted question yet to veteran scribe Richard Ostling,...
December 12, 2012
Generic Armenians fleeing Syria for no particular reason
For news consumers who are closely following events on the ground in Syria, especially those...
December 06, 2012
Some journalists waking up to Egyptian realities?
Day after day the news from Egypt seems to get darker and more confusing. This...
December 05, 2012
Memory eternal: A giant of Orthodoxy has died
Let me state right up front that, as a member of an Antiochian Orthodox parish,...
November 30, 2012
Hard-hitting questions for Egypt’s Morsi
The Associated Press brings us the latest from Cairo: Islamists approved a draft constitution for...
November 07, 2012
Spies of the Balkans
The 98-year old leader of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has died. I guess you weren't...
November 06, 2012
And for the Copts, the winner is … the winner is?
First things first: I would like to stress that, while I am a member of...
October 14, 2012
A quick, shallow visit to Mount Athos
Few subjects inspire the whole "National Geographic visits the strange natives" school of Godbeat journalism...
September 28, 2012
Missing canaries in the Damascus coal mine
I realize that, as a member of an Antiochian Orthodox Christian parish, my concerns about...
August 31, 2012
Pod people: Russia, religion, rock and riots
Call it the OTHER church-state controversy that is making waves in Russia right now. A...
August 20, 2012
Failing to cover the Christ Our Savior video riot
As you would imagine, I have received a few notes seeking my take, as a...
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