Serious, detailed news coverage of all things religion. The RNS blog offers a helpful daily roundup of religion news from a variety of sources.
Smart, reliable news coverage and commentary on the latest issues facing religion.
Published quarterly by Catholics for Choice, this “Newsjournal of Catholic Opinion” reminds us that Catholic voices are myriad and not always in line with the Vatican.
Religion news aggregators:
Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life: Religion News on the Web
A daily-updated selection of religion stories from major publications.
Religion stories from a mix of international sources, not as rigidly screened, organized by religion.
Publications’ religion blogs and websites:
Newspaper’s religion blog with Texas-centric focus.
Huffington Post contributors offer commentary on religion in the news.
Quality coverage on issues of religion, faith and ethics.
Reflection on diverse spiritual and cultural issues from this St. Louis website.
Worthwhile commentary from a wide range of contributors.
Times’ religion correspondent addresses the latest in religion news.
Religion beat reporter Cathy Lynn Grossman’s take on happenings in the world of religion. Readers share their own opinions in the Faith and Reason Forum.
Reliably moderate commentary on religion. Noteworthy ‘Twiturgy’ feature, which aggregates twitter feed from the country’s popular pastors.
Sites linked to academic or research institutions:
A publication of NYU’s Hemispheric Institute as part of their “Religion and Politics” project, edited by Ann Pellegrini
The Social Science Research Council’s blog on secularism, religion and the public sphere. Check out the SSRC report on “the new landscape of the religion blogosphere.”
Mark Silk’s blog on religion and American political culture, published by the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College.
Sharp, relevant commentary on religion and the media from Diane Winston, the Knight Chair in Media and Religion at USC.
religion publications online:
Commentary on news relevant to the Evangelical world. Also check out: Christianity Today politics blog for coverage and commentary on current political issues of interest to evangelicals.
Anglican weekly newspaper’s cartoonist offers lively commentary on current events.
This Catholic opinion journal and its blog, dotCommonweal, focus on religion, politics and culture.
Weekly column providing extensive explanation of current issues in the Catholic community.
This daily blog from the magazine for free thinkers explores issues related to humanism, rationalism, and atheism.
Daily online “newspaper-magazine-blog hybrid” provides, among other things, reactions to news stories affecting the Jewish community.
Roundup of latest news affecting the Christian community with commentary.
The online home of the legendary weekly Jewish newspaper.
The latest in Jewish news and opinion.
This quarterly Buddhist review explores traditions and practices, and the editors share news and teachings in their blog.
Websites you shouldn’t miss:
Website offering “global perspectives on Muslim life, politics, and culture,” features links to current news stories and also offers more detailed commentary.
Commentary on current religion news “for seekers who don’t go to church.”
A religion magazine that takes faith seriously, our sister site was co-founded by Jeff Sharlet.
‘News & Views’ section links to articles of note with a bit of commentary, BlogNews section offers discussion of today’s issues.
Insightful discussion of the unavoidable intersection of religion and science.
Richard Bartholomew offers well-researched and insightful commentary on the religion news missed by the mainstream.
Journalist Nicole Neroulias dissects the religion headlines and provides detailed analysis of what different outlets are saying.
Canadian blog deftly explains and analyzes current religion news stories.
Detailed coverage of religion news provided daily by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s religion editor Frank Lockwood.
Former Kansas City Star Faith Columnist Bill Tammeus offers his perspective on current events and posts links to relevant articles on religion and ethics.
Religion writer Gary Stern provides commentary on religion news and trends “in the Lower Hudson Valley and beyond.”
Commentary on people of faith’s involvement with political and social issues, as well as the implications of those issues for the faith community.
Links to relevant news articles and video clips, insightful discussion of current stories involving Islam, particularly in the United States.
James Ishmael Ford’s daily reflections on religion, politics and culture.
Detailed daily posts presenting and discussing the latest in U.S. church/state relations from professor of law emeritus at the University of Toledo Howard M. Friedman.
A mix of pop culture references and witty insight into the world of religion.
Commentary and analysis on news articles with the larger goal of exploring “how modern Pagan faiths are represented within the mainstream media.”
Longtime Revealer favorites:
The work of the creator of the “Cardinal Ratzinger Fan Club.” For real.
A Lay Catholic perspective on current events.
The Revealer likes Disputations’ motto – “For true and false will in no better way be revealed and uncovered than in resistance to a contradiction.” (St. Thomas Aquinas) – so much that it has been on our revolving carousel of “revelations” for years now.
Progressive Jewish views on news, culture and politics.
“Catholic Nerds” writing about Catholic culture and life in general.
Former Atheist and current Catholic Jeff Miller, presents a “hopefully humorous and sometimes serious take on things religious, political, and whatever else crosses my mind.”
Rocco Palma divulges the latest news in global Catholicism, accompanied by lengthy discussion and analysis.
On the lookout:
CUNY Journalism professor Jeff Jarvis’ take on the media today.
Holding media accountable for its coverage of religion.
A blog from media watchdog group Media Matters “covering the news and progressive media criticism.”
Media forum “where we, as Muslim women, can critique how our images appear in the media and popular culture.”
More inspirational than purely educational, but still a good starting point for finding information on religion.
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