So I work at a place where I get to write about religion, and guess what I got yesterday in the mail, totally unsolicited:
That’s right, it is the Annual Religion Newswriters Conference! Apparently! I guess?
I had no idea such a thing existed, and I have a few things to say about it at a latter date but, for now, read more to see some of the convention’s program.
Putting Faith in Politics
Political strategists for both parties discuss the roles faith communities have played in this year’s campaign.
Strangers and Aliens Among Us
How are faith communities responding to immigrants? How do congregations welcome worshippers who may be precious in the eyes of God but illegal in the eyes of the state?
We Believe in No God, and You Shouldn’t Either
Probing the dynamics of atheism and secularism, this panel examines the different perspectives of those who seek morals and meaning beyond religion.
2008 National Survey of Religion and Politics
Politics expert John Green from the University of Akron will release data that offers a baseline for assessing the role of religion in the 2008 presidential election.
Sourcing Islam: Nuanced Reporting on a Contested Faith
How do you get responsible and informed views from within the Islamic community? This panel will help you find credible sources on Islam and understand where they stand on the Muslim political, theological and social spectrum.
The Challenge of Catholic Schools
Why are parochial schools closing in some areas, growing in others or changing to meet modern realities? We’ll review trends in Catholic parochial education. and Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., will speak about unique solutions he tried to keep open inner-city Catholic schools.
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I want to write a bit about this later but, for now, comments?