Amid the overabundance of articles on religion and the tsunami — who has an interpretation of the tragedy as God’s will; who’s taking advantage; who’s purely offering help — Peter S. Goodman of The Washington Post narrows his focus to a group of Scientologist “volunteer ministers” offering “touch assist” therapy to help victims regain communication with their bodies. The resulting article is a good example of what religion reporting can be — open, aware and detailed, and with room enough for a story about real people who’ve thought about what they’re doing and why — and a smart consideration of what a belief-system often mocked at home looks like when transported to “a nation that amounts to a rich stew of overlapping faiths spiced up with animism and beliefs in the arcane, the sublime and the bizarre.”