“‘Thank you, Lord, for loving journalism’”: Columbia Journalism Review’s Gal Beckerman writes a fine and nuanced report on the World Journalism Institute, a J-school for young evangelicals, which gained notoriety for a loose connection to the Jack Kelley scandal. While program director Robert Case II has toned down the rhetoric typified by his original mission statement (“‘There was a time when the major newspapers of this country reflected the truth of God’s existence. But because we Christians did not fight for God in the newsrooms, these cultural institutions went the way of the flesh.’”), his milder complaint — that the media is “‘tone deaf’” to religion stories — comes with a fairly sectarian solution: bring “‘an evangelical or biblical perspective to the newsroom.’”
Ugandan Archbishop and Primate, The Most Rev. Henry Orombi, is to consecrate native Brit. Rev. Sandy Millar as a Ugandan Bishop in Mission. Millar’s mission destination: England, where he will spread the Good News to lax U.K. Christians, and appease evangelicals put out by the liberal C. of E. Ruth Gledhill, of The London Times, reports that “Evangelical churches that disagree with their diocesan bishops on gays and were thinking of importing conservative African or Asian bishops for confirmations and other services will now be able to call on Mr. Millar.”
On September 13th in Washington DC, the Pluralism Project at Harvard University will host a forum, “Religion and Politics 2004: Women’s Votes, Women’s Voices,” to explore the role of religious women in outreach, political advocacy, and voter registration. Read more.
Unfortunate metaphors in The Boston Globe: DSL Republicans and dial-up Democrats, and something about a hot line to God…