“New Religious Movement” is one of those tricky, catch-all terms that can refer to lots of different communities, including ones that have very little in common. Broadly, a New Religions Movement (NRM) is a religious group that came into existence more recently (typically somewhere around the 19th century or later). Other terms include alternative spiritualities, […]
This month’s edition of ReligionLink includes background explainers, resources, and experts for covering the most relevant, religion-related cases the Supreme Court is set to decide on — or has recently passed a ruling on — this term.
Catastrophic extreme weather events like droughts, floods and wildfires impact communities across the world as leaders continue to grapple with balancing energy needs and the global push for climate action. Although skepticism persists, a broad swath of faith communities advocate for policy change, fight for climate justice, establish creation care ministries, embrace solar energy, plant gardens […]
The storyline is the plot or subplot of a story. It’s that narrative thread that brings it all together. Recognizing that every headline has its own story, ReligionLink’s StoryLine podcast invites journalists, scholars, and other religion newswriters to share how their stories came together. Listen in as we talk to religion storytellers like Sam Kestenbaum […]
This edition of ReligionLink provides background on what Christian nationalism is, stories that show how it is influencing politics worldwide and experts to help reporters and readers better understand its heady mix of ideological politics and national identity.
Carolyn Gallaher is senior associate dean in the School of International Service at American University. Her research is on organized violence by nonstate actors and urban politics.
Clayton Crockett is a professor in the department of philosophy and religion at the University of Central Arkansas and director of the interdisciplinary religious studies program there. He regularly teaches courses on exploring religion; philosophy of religion; religion, science and technology; and religion and psychology. He has authored or edited a number of books, including […]
Jeffrey W. Robbins is professor of religion and philosophy at Lebanon Valley College, where he also serves as director of the American studies program. He is a member of the board of directors and a research fellow of the Westar Institute, where he directs the ongoing academic seminar on “God and the Human Future,” and […]
David Elcott is Henry and Marilyn Taub Professor of Practice in Public Service and Leadership and the director of the advocacy and political action specialization at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. His work has focused on civic obligation, community building, and interfaith and ethnic activism. He is the author of Faith, Nationalism […]