Category Archives: The Scoop

In Their Own Voices

by Megan Sweas Women religious, we've heard over the past week, are the backbone of the Roman Catholic Church, servers of the poor and radical feminists. But who are they really and what do they believe? The Vatican released the … Continue reading

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Gays, Religion and the Journalistic Frame

by Emily Frost This month, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) released a report, “Missing Voices,” on how the mainstream news media uses religious voices in its stories to frame issues of LGBT equality. GLAAD commissioned researchers at … Continue reading

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Anders Breivik: Lone Wolf or Poster Boy?

by Arezou Rezvani Hours before Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people in dual terror attacks in Norway last summer, the 33-year-old right-wing nationalist wrote that his trial would be a “golden opportunity” to spread his ideas. This detail along with … Continue reading

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Deepening Coverage of the Dalai Lama

by Elise Hennigan This week, the Dalai Lama is touring the United States to speak to American audiences about spirituality, non-violence, climate change and interfaith dialogue. In covering the Dalai Lama, the American news media usually goes one of two … Continue reading

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“Left Behind” at Coachella

by Jane Iwamura Concert-goers at the Coachella Music Festival this past Sunday night witnessed an otherworldly sight: Tupac Shakur onstage with fellow rap legends, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, performing “live.” This would not be so shocking, except for the … Continue reading

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Do You Have Faith in the Media?

by Diane Winston and John Green A visiting Martian might be forgiven for thinking that Americans care more about the religion of prospective presidential candidates than they do about the economy, the environment, health care, or even space travel. And, … Continue reading

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Trayvon Martin, Romney and Evangelicals

by Maura Jane Farrelly The Southern Baptist Convention's Richard Land has been generating some controversy in recent weeks. First, there were his comments about the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida, delivered during his nationally broadcast radio show. According to Land, … Continue reading

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Understanding Oikos

by Adriana Janovich When a former student opened fire last week at Oikos University in Oakland, Calif., reporters scrambled to cover the crime. It was breaking news on the police beat, the deadliest school shooting since the 2007 massacre at … Continue reading

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Demystifying Mormonism

by Laura J. Nelson The hottest topics on Easter Sunday's news talk-shows? Religion and politics. “Religion will be less important in the fall in the general election than at any time since 1972, before Roe versus Wade really transformed the … Continue reading

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Movies, Money and Morality

by Brie Loskota When I was a kid the Movieguide newsletter would arrive and, if I was quick enough, I could hide it before my mom stacked it on our bookshelf near the encyclopedias. If I failed, there it sat … Continue reading

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