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A need for literacy

Religion | A Jewish rabbi has a word for a secular age
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/23/19, 01:52 pm

So a rabbi walks into a room full of journalists, turns a light on—and it’s no joke.

Lord Jonathan Sacks, for 22 years the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, was the keynote speaker for London’s 2019 Religion Media Festival this spring, one of those unheralded events that signifies more than it advertises. 

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Getting the big story

Q&A | A look behind the desk of The Atlantic’s religion and politics writer
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/25/19, 01:41 pm

Emma Green covers religion and other spheres for The Atlantic, a venerable magazine that’s probably America’s best center-left publication. Here are edited and tightened excerpts of a Q&A that she and I had in April before students at Patrick Henry College.

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Pulitzers honor Franklin, coverage of shootings

by Kent Covington
Posted 4/16/19, 10:45 am

The Pulitzer Prizes announced on Monday recognized breaking news coverage of mass shootings, investigative reporting on President Donald Trump’s finances, and the special contributions of the “Queen of Soul.” Aretha Franklin, who died in August of last year from pancreatic cancer, received a posthumous special citation from the Pulitzer board “for her indelible contribution to American music and culture.” Franklin is the first woman to receive the honorary Pulitzer.

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