Media, Religion & Religious Literacy
Below are some collected resources considering the media, religion and religious literacy.
Reports on Media & Religion
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism - 'Journalists in the UK'. 2016 - Finds that journalists are less religious than the general population.
Woolf Institute. 2015. 'Living with Difference: Community, Diversity and the Common Good' Ch.5 Media: Reporting and representation, pp40-48
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Religion in the Media - This group, chaired by Yasmin Qureshi MP, has not yet reported. A report of the launch meeting can be found at https://sandfordawards.org.uk/all-party-parliamentary-group-on-religious-literacy-in-the-media/
Pew Forum reports on Religion & Media
Religion Media Centre – The Religion Media Centre has no editorial line nor does it promote any one religion, or religious belief in general. Instead, it exists to provide accurate, timely and relevant information to the media, enabling the public to be better informed and promoting decision-making based on fact, not prejudice or stereotypes.
Centre for Religious Literacy in Journalism (formerly Lapido Media) - Our goal is to advance religious literacy right across the media because a religiously literate media paints a richer and more accurate picture of life. That's the kind of media the public can have genuine faith in. (NB No blogs or articles since March 2017)
Religious Literacy Project Harvard - Advances the public understanding of religion with special attention to power, peace, and conflict. “Religious literacy entails the ability to discern and analyze the fundamental intersections of religion and social/political/cultural life through multiple lenses”. The non-devotional study of religion asserts that religions are internally diverse, evolve and change over time, and are embedded in culture.
Overcoming Religious Illiteracy: A Cultural Studies Approach - article by Diane Moore, director of the Harvard project
What is Religious Literacy? – Q&A with Prof Adam Dinham, Faith & Public Policy and Director of the Faiths and Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London
Improving Religious Literacy A Contribution to the Debate - All Party Parliamentary Group on Religious Education
Books about Media and Religion
Religion, media, and social change - Kennet Granholm, Marcus Moberg & Sofia Sjö (eds.). 2015. (London: Routledge)
Religion and the News - Jolyon Mitchell &Owen Gower. 2012. (Farnham: Ashgate)
Promoting Peace, Inciting Violence : the role of religion and media - Jolyon Mitchell. 2012. (Abingdon & New York: Routledge)
When Religion Meets New Media - Heidi Campbell. 2010. (London: Routledge)
God is Back: how the global rise of faith is changing the world - John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge. 2009. (London: Allen Lane)
Reports on Religious Freedom
Article 18: an Orphaned Right - A report of the All Party Parliamentary Group on International Religious Freedom - reports on restrictions on religious freedoms experienced by both Christians and Muslims - amongst others - around the world.