Patheos Expands Editorial Team

Patheos Expands Editorial Team

Experienced Journalists Patton Dodd and Dilshad Ali Will Allow for Broader Coverage of Religion in the United States

DENVER — June 1, 2011 —, the world's premier online destination for global dialogue on religion and spirituality, today announced the hires of Patton Dodd and Dilshad Ali to the site's editorial team.

As the new managing editor of, Dr. Dodd is a former senior editor at Beliefnet and a former contributing editor at Killing the Buddha. His writing on religion and culture has appeared in a wide range of publications, including Newsweek, Slate, the Financial Times and Christianity Today. He is the author of My Faith So Far: A Story of Conversion and Confusion (Jossey-Bass). He holds a Ph.D. in religion and literature from Boston University.

Ms. Ali is the managing editor of the Patheos Muslim Portal. She has covered Muslims and Islam in America for more than 10 years for a variety of media outlets, including Newsweek, and Islamica. Ms. Ali is a former Islam editor at Beliefnet.

About Patheos:

Founded in 2008, is the premier online destination to engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality and to explore the world's beliefs. Featuring many of today's best writers and bloggers on religion, faith and spirituality, Patheos is designed to serve as a resource for people looking to learn more about different belief systems, as well as to engage with others of a similar faith, and to participate in productive, honest discussions on some of today's most talked about and debated topics.

6/1/2011 4:00:00 AM