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January 10, 2014
So what is the new ‘On Faith’ about, in these early days?
Through the years, your GetReligionistas tended to offer rather mixed views of the "On Faith"...
December 27, 2013
WPost discovers the bleeding obvious about liturgy today
Basil Fawlty: Can't we get you on Mastermind, Sybil? Next contestant: Mrs. Sybil Fawlty from...
December 18, 2013
Ghosts in those one-sided reports about victims in Syria
Rare is the day that I do not receive at least one or two emails...
December 13, 2013
Pope Francis and the press: What Elizabeth Tenety said!
First came the religion-beat buzz about Pope Francis being named Person of the Year by...
November 27, 2013
Hey WPost: What did Pope Francis say about abortion?
It is a serious understatement to note that Pope Francis has made more than his...
November 01, 2013
Ghosts in blue-state — er, red-state — West Virginia?
There's a lot to digest in the Washington Post's nearly 4,000-word political road trip to West...
October 26, 2013
Got news? Has Kristallnacht come to the Middle East?
There was always an important, yet unstated, idea at the heart of the "On Faith"...
October 16, 2013
Football and prayer story: touchdown or incomplete pass?
A Washington Post sports story caught my attention with this intriguing headline: Faith and football...
October 15, 2013
Pay no attention to Rand Paul (or Christian persecution!)
A Washington Post Politics news blog on Senator Rand Paul's appearance before the Value Voters...
September 30, 2013
To use or not to use: Journalists and the word ‘Islam’
Do you ever get the impression, when reading mainstream news stories, that some editors have...
September 26, 2013
Breaking! Politician says Christianity is only true religion
A headline from the Washington Post: E.W. Jackson says non-Christians are engaged in 'some sort...
September 25, 2013
Taking a legal walk in a church’s non-religious woods
For decades, I have been covering stories involving clashes between religious organizations and state and...
September 23, 2013
Triumph of the stringer in the Nairobi massacre coverage
African reporters are coming into their own with the stories coming out of Kenya this...
September 18, 2013
Faith and ghosts in Navy Yard victim story
I sympathize with any journalist called upon to report on victims' loved ones in the...
September 16, 2013
Was the Navy gunman Buddhist? Does it matter?
Some 12 people were killed by a gunman at Washington, D.C.'s Navy Yards on Monday...
September 09, 2013
Is a global fast for Syria a local news story?
According to Catholic News Agency: Pope Francis made a global petition on Sept. 1 asking...
September 03, 2013
Jake Tapper on opinion journalism masquerading as news
I'm a longtime fan of Jake Tapper of CNN, and formerly of ABC News. I...
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 24, 2013
Religion and the 1963 March on Washington
August 28 is the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. There's a huge...
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
Hey Mr. DJ, put some praise music on
As a famous religious figure once said, “Ask and you shall receive.” Sometimes even we...
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 10, 2013
Pod people: A little GetEducation for GetReligion
In the 1990s, before I became a religion writer, I covered education for The Oklahoman,...
July 12, 2013
Big tests for media’s abortion message machine
Someone on Twitter noticed something illuminating about mainstream media coverage of social issues that's worth...
July 06, 2013
A Newtown massacre in Nigeria, with ghosts
Absolutely horrific news out of Nigeria today. From the Associated Press: POTISKUM, Nigeria — Islamic...
July 05, 2013
Why atheists who pray should still be called atheists
What do you call someone who reads the Bible, attends church, prays daily, and believes...
June 16, 2013
Pod people: media struggles mightily with abortion coverage
On this week's Crossroads, host Todd Wilken and I discussed that embarrassing BuzzFeed confusion --...
June 10, 2013
Is the ‘New Evangelization’ a laughing matter?
In America there are two career fields that have a disproportionate number of agnostics and...
June 07, 2013
At WPost, even local abortion crime isn’t newsworthy
On May 25, I tweeted out the image at the top of this post with...
May 30, 2013
Media coverage of religious profiling
So tmatt has us all doing this experiment of reading a daily paper. I haven't...
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