What does it mean to cover religion in 2018? How can journalists help the public gain richer insights into the political, social, and cultural roles religion plays in international affairs? Join us as The Atlantic journalist Emma Green reflects upon current trends in journalism and talks about her experiences on the global religion beat. Following her remarks, David P. Gushee, President of the American Academy of Religion and Distinguished University Professor at Mercer University, will join Green for a conversation about the media’s evolving role in the public’s understanding of religion.
NOTE: Reception to follow after the event.
This event is sponsored by the Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs.
Emma Green is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where she covers politics, policy, and religion.
David P. Gushee, Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University, is the current President of the American Academy of Religion. The author or editor of 22 books, he is widely regarded as one of the leading moral voices in American Christianity.