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Religion in the News

Religion in the News. The Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life, Trinity College, 300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT 06106.

Vol. 6(3)--Fall, 2003. Articles review coverage of the divisions in the Anglican Communion, following the ordination of a gay bishoop; the case of Chaplain Yee; the misreporting of a 1962 Vatican document on dealing with priests accused of sexual solicitation; the controversy of including references to God in the EU charter; and Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ and his Catholicism. The issue also contains an 18-page special section on Religion in the 2004 election.

Vol. 6(2)--Summer 2003. Key articles deal with coverage of torts facing the Catholic Church over sexual abuse; "Keeping the Shi'ites Straight," on accurately representing the different groups within Islam; coverage of evangelical missionaries; the death of Episcopal Bishop Paul Moore of New York; Japanese cults; Israeli Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak and his media savvy; and Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) and anti-gay comments.

Vol. 6(1)--Spring 2003. The main focus for this issue is religion in the midterm elections, with specific attention on the South. Other articles address the continuing coverage of the sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church, the debate over an ancient ossuary with a possible New Testament inscription, and a growing use of religion in marketing ("What would Jesus drive?").

Vol. 5(3)--Fall 2002. Review articles of religion in the news address two key stories in the U.S. press: the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, including the general coverage of Islamic issues, and the “Scandal Without End,” the story of the Catholic bishops’ responses to clergy sexual abuse. Additional stories address President Bush’s faith-based initiatives, the cult of Elvis, and reactions to a shock radio’s pushing the limits in terms of churches.