In this edition of ReligionLink, we try our hand at predicting some of next year’s big religion news themes and tease out the kinds of stories journalists, commentators and analysts might be working on, talking about or sharing with one another in 2023.
Tobias Winwright serves as an associate professor of health care ethics and is an associate professor of theological ethics at St. Louis University. He is a Roman Catholic moral theologian who has co-authored After the Smoke Clears: The Just War Tradition and Post War Justice, and he edited Green Discipleship: Catholic Theological Ethics and the Environment.
While nearly 1 in four people identify as Muslim across the globe, a Pew Research survey in 2019 found that only six-in-ten U.S. adults know that Ramadan is an Islamic holy month and that Mecca is Islam’s holiest city and a place of pilgrimage for Muslims. Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. Muslim […]
Master Uy, a Buddhist monk in El Monte, California, escaped Communist Vietnam in 1990. He is one of the so-called, “Boat People,” a group of some 2 million refugees who fled Vietnam from the time of the fall of Saigon in 1976 until the mid-1990s. Approximately 800,000 of those refugees settled in the United States, […]
Diverse religious traditions share a common imperative to care for the marginalized, yet when it comes to people with disabilities, congregations have often struggled to adapt and be welcoming.
The Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma provides resources to help ensure “informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy.” The center is a project of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Alertnet.org posts articles about disaster response, refugee crises, disease and other pressing humanitarian issues.
Richard Norman is a professor emeritus of moral philosophy at the University of Kent. He is the author of On Humanism (Routledge, 2004) and a founding member of Humanist Philosophers Group.
Read a May 22, 2012, story published on CNN.com about President Barack Obama’s plans to withdraw U.S. and NATO forces from Afghanistan.