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Monitoring News Coverage of Religion in Mainstream News Media

September 12–14, 2011

We know each of our religions can be a source of conflict. … We also believe we all can be a source of peace. —Stephanie Hixon and Thomas Porter from The Journey: Forgiveness, Restorative Justice and Reconciliation

As United Methodist Women members, we have taken part in monitoring gender and peace. This year, we are inviting you to monitor how mainstream media cover religion. This effort to monitor religion includes how mainstream media cover:

No world peace without peace between the religions. No peace between the religions without dialogue between the religions. —Hans Küng from Global Responsibility: In Search of a New World Ethic
  • Religion in general
  • Conflicts in particular 
  • Attributions made to the religion of the actors in conflicts

United Methodist Women members, college students, and church members in the United States and Canada are invited to monitor mainstream media such as newspaper, radio and television on September 12, 13 and 14 of this year.

The World Association of Christian Communication (WACC) will be the analyzing the results. The results will help United Methodist Women members work to create interfaith communities.

You are invited to monitor newspapers, radio or television. 

Thank you for your continued efforts in monitoring media.

Glory Dharmaraj, Director of Spiritual Formation and Mission Theology, United Methodist Women, 475 Riverside Drive, room 1504, New York, New York 10115. GDharmar@Unitedmethodistwomen.org.

Last Updated: 04/12/2014

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