Religious freedom in the former USSR

Here’s my January 7 newsletter. To receive my latest articles, favorite religion reads and other updates in your inbox each Saturday, sign-up here

How’s 2017 treating you so far? I had a great week writing, researching and reading back through my 2016 work to prepare contest entries.

I focused on religious freedom news this week, but my schedule in the weeks to come will be much more varied. Catholic bishops, conflict resolution efforts, interfaith gatherings and illegal immigration will all get a share of my attention.

I’ll wrap up this week’s message with some exciting news: I’ll now be covering the local Salt Lake City faith beat in addition to writing features on national issues. I welcome the opportunity for more in-person interviews and out-of-office adventures.

FRESH OFF THE PRESS FROM ME

The fate of religious freedom in the former USSR, 25 years after its collapse

Federal judge blocks Obamacare’s protections for transgender patients

TOP RELIGION READS

When you’re the only one who shows up to church, Portland Press Herald

How a toy figure of Martin Luther sparked accusations of anti-Semitism, Religion News Service

Americans — not just liberals — have a religious literacy problem, Vox.com

JUST FOR FUN

“Beware the power of Jesus’ name — for hackers,” writes Stephen Smith for Christianity Today.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: