It’s easy to say that as religion journalists we cover religion. But what does that mean?
Do we just cover holidays and church events? No.
Religion seeps into multiple aspects of people’s lives. Growing up I heard an analogy where life is like a whole pizza. Each slice is different aspects in people’s lives. But God makes a circle in the middle, taking a bite out of each slice.
Whether or not you believe in God or this saying, I think it applies to religion and journalism. The news covers sports, politics, fashion, business and more. And in one way or another religion creeps it’s way in and we are there to cover it.
Here are just a few examples of “what” religion journalism is:
- Sports: “Roberto Clemente, the next saint?“
- Politics: “Five takeaways from the Hobby Lobby case“
- Environmental: “Union Seminary pulls investments from the ‘sin’ of fossil fuels“
- Fashion: “English fashion designer launches updated clerical line for women“
- LGBTQ issues: “Gay Muslims comes out in Toronto photo exhibit“
- Business: “Newark Archdiocese yet to pay taxes in monument business“
- Entertainment: “‘Two and a Half Men’ star apologizes for trashing show“
- Science: “‘Lost Faces of the Bible’ reconstructs four skeletal remains using science, forensics“
- Crime: “St. Louis Archbishop Carlson said he’s not sure he knew sexual abuse was a crime“
- Food: “Breaking bread in faith and love“
- Books: “The ballerina and the Bible: Q&A with Jenifer Ringer“
- Military: “Humanists want a military chaplain to call their own“
- Art: “Women photographers shatter Middle Eastern stereotypes“
- Health: “For some Christians, sharing medical bills is a godly alternative“
- Education: “Supreme Court rejects asylum bid for German home-schooling family“
Can you think of any other topics religion affects?