Bahaikipedia is an online encyclopedia about the Bahá’í Faith. As with any open-source collection, journalists should check all references and statements in the entries.
See the website of the Bahá’í International Community, which has its headquarters in Haifa, Israel, where the faith’s holiest sites are.
The official website of the Bahá’ís of the U.S., which has its headquarters in Evanston, Ill., is a treasure trove of basic information about the faith’s beliefs and practices. Its online press kit includes statistical information and story ideas.
See a photography blog that details the 19 days of Naw-Rúz fasting thorough creative expression around the world.
Central United Methodist Church in Skokie, Ill., has taken worshippers on a walk through the Stations of the Cross as part of their Good Friday observance.
How can a religion writer get more religion news stories into the paper or on air? By Michael Paulson The Boston Globe* In my experience, editors are always hungry for good stories about any subject, and religion is no exception. To get more religion stories into the paper, apply the same rigorous reporting and writing […]
Do religion writers always write stories for religious holidays? New clergy? Anniversaries? By Melanie Smith The Decatur Daily The routine events of religious life are a challenge to the religion reporter. Is there anything newsworthy about another Easter or Rosh Hashanah or Ramadan? Do readers want to know how their neighbors observe Lent or Divali? […]
Zakia Hyder is an author and a Muslim who lives in Mason, Ohio, where the school board considered the rights of Muslim students to a separate room for lunch periods during Ramadan. She wrote an opinion piece for the Cincinnati Enquirer calling for the school board to spend its time providing quality education and not religious accommodation issues.
Timothy Cannon is principal of Conant High School in Hoffman Estates, Ill. The school sets aside an area for Muslim students’ afternoon prayers during Ramadan.