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June 13, 2014
To be ‘killed, crucified or have their hands and feet cut off’ …
At this point in the growing Iraq crisis, I think it is safe to say...
June 12, 2014
NYTimes: Waves of generic refugees run for their lives in Iraq
The news from Iraq grows more and more distressing, at least for those who favor...
June 11, 2014
TASS on Russia’s talking dogs
Politicians were like talking dogs in a circus: the fact that they existed was uncommonly...
June 11, 2014
NYTimes notices old doctrine wars over InterVarsity chapters
The debate started out behind closed doors but quickly jumped into the mainstream press. The...
June 10, 2014
What? You thought Francis, Peres and Abbas really prayed?
Let's state this in journalistic terms. What? You thought that the mainstream journalists covering the...
June 09, 2014
Which religions favor separation of church and state?
LISA ASKS: Do all religions teach separation between church and state? If not, which...
June 08, 2014
United (for now) Methodists and the same-sex debate
Amid talk of a possible schism over homosexuality, the United Methodist Church is back in the news....
June 07, 2014
BBC veteran: You know, the press just doesn’t get religion
Well, here is a gift to a GetReligionista who is on vacation. I mean, what...
June 06, 2014
As usual, good Francis and bad Benedict at the BBC
The honeymoon continues for Pope Francis and the press. Coverage of the pope's trip to...
June 05, 2014
Hey BBC: What do the generals in northern Nigeria believe?
The horror stories continue in Nigeria, day after day, covered by professionals in newsrooms around...
June 04, 2014
The silent swan song of Wojciech Jaruzelski
The silver Swan, who living had no Note, when Death approached, unlocked her silent throat....
June 03, 2014
Bowe Bergdahl: Calvinist, Buddhist, Muslim seeker?
While most of the DC Beltway journalists do that dance that they do (Will the...
June 02, 2014
Can Christian unity help a troubled Ukraine?
May 28, 2014
BBC: Another generic, mysterious ‘honor killing’ (updated)
This time the bloody honor killing took place in a public place, for all to...
May 26, 2014
What was the ‘real’ reason Francis made this pilgrimage?
It's time, once again, to face the obvious. There is no subject in the world...
May 19, 2014
Persecution in India: It matters only if it’s about Muslims
Nice to know the New York Times cares so much about religious freedom in India...
May 18, 2014
WPost profiles ‘evangelical Catholic’ Bobby Jindal
I know this will shock -- SHOCK! -- you, but your friendly GetReligionistas don't agree...
May 15, 2014
There he goes, there (Bill Keller) goes again …
In light of the latest newsroom drama at The New York Times, let's pause and...
May 13, 2014
NYTimes leans to the right in Christian legal profile?
No, the "socially liberal" New York Times didn't lean all the way to the right....
May 12, 2014
Should the high court have backed town council prayers?
BRAD ASKS: [Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's new Greece v. Galloway ruling that allows prayers...
May 11, 2014
Pod people: Reindeers and the quest for nonsectarian prayer
So why, you ask, is that generic civic Christmas scene on top of this GetReligion...
May 07, 2014
Yes, it’s crucial that Boko Haram kills and tortures Muslims
Yes, we need to focus on Nigeria and Boko ("books") Haram ("forbidden"). Again. Why? Why...
May 06, 2014
Gasp! NYTimes covers the heart of Kennedy’s argument!
Let's hear it for The New York Times, a newspaper that can always be trusted...
May 05, 2014
Pope Francis on economics: How innovative? How savvy?
JIM ASKS: Conservative commentators ridiculed [Pope Francis's decree Evangelii Gaudium] for its criticism of the...
May 05, 2014
Little argument, and little religion, after botched execution
This is the headline on a Washington Post follow-up on the recent big story in...
May 01, 2014
Did Washington Post offer reporting or cheerleading?
The religious left gets sympathetic treatment, not only from a new report by the Brookings...
April 30, 2014
Journalism, religion and a botched execution in Oklahoma
What was it like? How do you feel? Years ago, when I covered the state...
April 30, 2014
LATimes offers readers a simple, one-sided take on Vatican
Every niche website has a few "big ideas" that drive its work day after day....
April 30, 2014
Falwell’s 2014 Liberty: ‘Fundamentalist Baptist’ university?
Here at GetReligion, the "F-word" always catches our attention. I'm referring, of course, to fundamentalist. It's...
April 29, 2014
WPost still gets ‘Julia’ vote, but what about church ladies?
The other day I wrote a post about a Washington Post story about the upcoming...
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