Religion Resources

Religion Newswriters Association

National Religious Broadcasters

Religion Stylebook
An independent supplement to The Associated Press Stylebook and is a service of the Religion Newswriters Association.

ProPublica’s Credibly Accused Priests Database
The Catholic Church has not released a public list of clergy members who have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct or assault. However, over the last year and a half U.S. dioceses and religious orders serving most of the Catholics in the country have released lists of “credibly accused” abusers who have served in their ranks, using their own criteria for whom to include. ProPublica collected these lists to provide a central location to search across all reports.

Christian Science Monitor

Religious News Service

Religion News Today

LA Times Religion Section News
Includes 10,000 free articles from the leading publisher of Christian publications.

PBS: Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

News and trends in religion.

This is a “faith and life” site with many great resources.

PBS Frontline: Race and Religion

Adherents: World Religions and Statistics

ReligionSource, a service of the American Academy of Religion, provides journalists with prompt referrals to scholars who can serve as sources on virtually any topic related to religion. The American Academy of Religion (AAR), affiliated with Emory University in Atlanta, is the world’s largest association of academics who research or teach topics related to religion.

Symbolic Dictionary: Visual Glossary of Symbols
Great source for finding religious symbols.

Religion News Service
Good for quick-reference, this site posts headlines and short summaries from the services daily news service output, which includes news briefs,features and commentary. The full text of the daily and weekly service is available to subscribers only.

Religion & Ethics Newsweekly
The online companion to the PBS series Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, hosted by Bob Abernethy.

Religion Today

Worldwide Faith News
A database of full-text official news releases and other documents, including policy statements, from the news offices of national and world faith groups. This collection indexes more than 14,000 documents, including posts in French, Spanish and Dutch.

Beliefnet: The 12 Tribes of American Politics
Survey breaks down 12 religious voting blocs.
Reviews, author bios and excerpts on religious books.

Harvard Institute for Religion Research
Social scientific religion research information that is helpful for religious leaders and the general public.

Village Life Daily News

Home page of the Christian Broadcasting Network.
This non-profit Internet service dedicated to issues of culture, life, and family. Updated daily, it includes reports and information used by many organizations and publications, educators, professionals and political, religious and life and family organization leaders and grassroots organizations. Helpful for journalists tracking trends and looking for sources. Site includes an e-newsletter.

American Academy of Religion:

Journalist’s Resource: Research and Background on Catholic Church and Pope Benedict XVI

Religion Dispatches
Daily online magazine. Bread for the World
A world hunger site with religious ties.

Frontline: Faces of Islam
The terrorist attacks have revealed some deep divisions between followers of Islam. This Frontline site examines viewpoints of Muslims around the world after 9/11. Includes video, FAQ and more.

Christianity Today

Christian Book

SNAP: Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests

American Academy of Religion

From the American Academy of Religion, this site can put you in touch with religion experts and scholars.
Run by Focus on the Family, this site offers online voter registration forms and a database/quiz that links voters to candidates and issues.

Mainstream Coaliton

ChurchSecurity Services
News, guidebooks, tools, profiles of gunmen, etc.

Church Security Member
Safety, training, news, videos on security, etc.

Traditional Values Coalition

Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Center on Religion & the Professions
An affiliate of the Missouri School of Journalism that focuses on religious literacy among professionals.

The Right Site

BeliefNet: Sin Series
Seven deadly sins. Features interactive quizzes.

Campus Freethought Alliance: Godless Americans
More than 50 pieces from the renowned collection.

Write to Inspire
A religion writing site with a nice resources page.
A library of sites not affiliated with a Muslim sect or ideology. Links to mosques, news, articles, translation of the Quran.

National Day of Prayer
Background on the annual May 2 holiday.

National African Religion Congress

Gospel Communications Network
Run by former Watergate convict Charles Colson, this ministry works with churches and community groups to provide fellowship for prisoners and former prisoners.

Meditation Therapy

Center for Public Justice
A Washington-based team of academic and policy consultants.
Features quotes and study guides to Science and Health” by Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science.

The Internet Sacred Text Archive
A religious tolerance and scholarship site that has deep resources on the human race’s religious heritage.

Beliefnet: Prayer of the Day

The Fund
A ministry site with job listings, publications, links to schools, etc.

Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Salem Witch Trials Archive
History of the trials, including maps, transcripts, bios of notable people, etc.

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