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Podcasts: Religion News from Heartland Podcast NPR (National Public Radio) Illinois
Explore the intersection between religion and society, with stories from the Heartland Podcast / NPR Illinois from the award-winning NPR programs. Also, check out other religion and spirituality podcasts from NPR. Click on the i next to each podcast for specific information about each show.
Podcasts: Speaking of Faith
Winner of a Peabody Award, Speaking of Faith with Krista Tippett is public radio's weekly program about "religion, meaning, ethics, and ideas." It is produced and distributed by American Public Media and currently heard on over 200 public radio stations across the U.S. and globally via the Web and podcast.
Krista takes a narrative, or first-person, approach to religious and philosophical conversation. She draws out the intersection of theology and human experience, of grand religious ideas and real life. A weekly national program since July 2001, Speaking of Faith is not so much about religion per se, but about drawing out compelling and challenging voices of wisdom on the most important subjects of 21st-century life; thereby creating a different kind of in-depth, revealing, illuminating dialogue than can be elicited by traditional journalistic treatments and debates. Pass your cursor over the podcast title for specific information about each show.
Academic Search Complete This link opens in a new window
Comprehensive index to scholarly journals and general periodicals in all subject and interdisciplinary areas, including full text. Coverage prior to 1990 is sparse.
Religion and News Websites
BBC Religion News
This page is still accessible but is no longer being updated.
A fun website that has many articles about current events, as well as quizzes, such as the Belief-o-matic – you answer some questions and find out which religious group you most closely mirror. They also have a range of blogs on the topic of religion, and a zillion (conservative estimate) links to other sites. Lately I have found this website to be too sprawling and difficult to search, but your experience may be different from mine.
CNN Belief Blog
The CNN Belief Blog covers the faith angles of the day's biggest stories, from breaking news to politics to entertainment, fostering a global conversation about the role of religion and belief in readers' lives. It's edited by CNN's Eric Marrapodi with daily contributions from CNN's worldwide newsgathering team and frequent posts from religion scholar and author Stephen Prothero.
Jewish News Archives
"This resource comprises the news archives of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), an unaffiliated, nonprofit, international Jewish news agency, for the period 1923 to 2008."
Religion and Belief
News about religion and belief, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
Religion in the News
This is a monthly publication funded by The Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life Trinity College, Hartford CT. Lots of resources there
Religion News Service
The Religion News Service aims to be the largest single source of news about religion, spirituality and ideas. We strive to inform, illuminate and inspire public discourse on matters relating to belief and convictions.
Religious Movements Homepage Project
Prof. Jeffrey K. Hadden began this site as part of a course he taught at the University of Virginia for more than twenty years. It grew into an Internet resource for teaching and scholarship that was widely acknowledged as among the finest in the world. Jeff Hadden died in 2003 and the new editor-in-chef is Douglas E. Cowan, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Waterloo.
A website from Canada – with an excellent focus on the issues related to religious tolerance. Many helpful articles and connecting links to other groups.
The Jewish Daily Forward
The Forward is a legendary name in American journalism and a revered institution in American Jewish life. Launched as a Yiddish-language daily newspaper on April 22, 1897, the Forward entered the din of New York's immigrant press as a defender of trade unionism and moderate, democratic socialism. The Jewish Daily Forward quickly rose above the crowd, however; under the leadership of its founding editor, the crustily independent Abraham Cahan, the Forward came to be known as the voice of the Jewish immigrant and the conscience of the ghetto. It fought for social justice, helped generations of immigrants to enter American life, broke some of the most significant news stories of the century, and was among the nation's most eloquent defenders of democracy and Jewish rights.
The Pluralism Project
A website maintained at Harvard and inspired by the work of Diana Eck on religious pluralism. Many riches to explore, including a section on resources by tradition – quite helpful.
Washington Post On Faith
A website with many opportunities to consider and have dialog around faith issues. Their writers write from a variety of viewpoints, and are all worth reading.
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