Posts tagged "kathryn joyce"

Congratulations Revealer Alum!

Of the seven recipients of the 2011 Knight Luce Fellowship for Reporting on Global Religion, two have spent time at The Revealer!  Kathryn Joyce, the founding managing editor, and Nicole Greenfield, have both graced our pages and shaped who we are and what we do.  Here's what the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the...

Adult Sexual Assault Victims and the Catholic Church

From Kathryn Joyce's recent article at Religion Dispatches:
Adult victims could comprise up to 25% of all clergy abuse cases, estimates David Clohessy, National Director of SNAP, but often face considerable skepticism about their stories. “In the eyes of the law, victims like Birge are adults. But that doesn’t mean that emotionally, psychologically, in the...

Kathryn Joyce on Mormons and the Religious Right’s “Common Ground”

"Glenn Beck’s efforts to transform himself from Fox News demagogue into a religious leader for Tea Party America has a lot of commentators discussing the feasibility of a Mormon convert leading a wary evangelical and Catholic right in a faith-driven cause. While there are significant roadblocks hindering Beck’s quest for leadership in the Christian Right,...

More Babies

In a recent article for AlterNet Bill Berkowitz describes the fear of European population decline -- so-called "birth dearth" or, as used to evoke the horrors of nuclear winter, "demographic winter" -- "as a catchphrase for turning the discussion [about declining birth rates and rising population age in the West] into another battle...

Theocracy, Eh?

23 January 2006 Pilgrim Harper brings the culture wars north. By Kathryn Joyce From Le Cornichon A smart and serious fundamentalist runs for his nation’s top leadership position, and the paper of record, The New York Times, responds with a 100% religion-free story? Can it be? Well, it’s not without precedent. When George W. Bush ran for...

Subjective Fluff and the BBC

When the God-Beat-beat goes parliamentary, do the same standards of criticism apply? Do the same subjective questions religion-beat critics use to evaluate religion coverage — questions about the selection or reporting of religion stories, about the reporter’s tone and level of respect or understanding of the subject matter, or just one critic’s personal sense of...

We See Empire

America finds a new all-purpose metaphor for discontent. By Kathryn Joyce Pat Buchanan sees the dusty ghost of the Roman Empire reincarnating itself in America today, and fears that it’s led us — by way of Iraq — to “the cusp of a perhaps inevitable decline.” Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (SC) sees waning glory too,...

What God Gap? Part 4

TV News to Believers: Behave! By Kathryn Joyce Tuesday night, August 31st — the well-publicized A31 day of civil disobedience; when the police pre-emptively swooped down on protest groups, or what looked like protest groups, on reporters and observers and hapless shoppers passing by, arresting them before they starting protesting, reporting, watching, or shopping; when...

L’il Ol’ Me

When White House appointees claim impotence, why doesn’t the press do more than giggle? By Kathryn Joyce The appointment of anti-abortion and anti-birth control advocate Dr. W. David Hager to the FDA’s Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee apparently seems like such an oxymoron that, two years later, people still can’t believe it happened. Emails urging...

The Prodigal Press Sins No More

Since when is the press this polite? by Kathryn Joyce All of the usual mud was thrown, partisan guns drawn and pseudo-”larger questions” raised after the Deal Hudson scandal broke several days ago. The story of how Bush’s top Catholic adviser resigned in anticipation of the publication of a report detailing his sexual abuse of an intoxicated...

The Last Man on Earth: A Romance

By Kathryn Joyce   “Back in 1985 [Margaret Atwood] was highly amused by the initial reactions to her Orwellian novel. In Britian they said, ‘Jolly good yarn.’ In Canada, ‘Could it happen here?’ In America, ‘How long have we got?’” –Paul Bentley, A Handmaid’s Diary   In my father’s favorite dark fantasy he is Mr. Mead...

Civil Rights, 40 Years On

By Kathryn Joyce Nationwide, the media today marked the 40th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, which outlawed discrimination in public places on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin. Earlier this week NPR aired Barbara Bradley Hagerty’s three-part series on religion in the workplace, exploring the increasingly common implementation of “faith-friendly” corporations; the coercive effect felt by some...