Mother Teresa once joked that she preferred bathing lepers
to meeting with the press.
We understand. Religion is a complex topic that is at the core of much that happens in the world. But not all
journalists know enough about it to ask informed questions.
That’s why we are here. We have close to 70 years of experience studying the critical
issues that intersect religion. During the past 10 years alone, we have
developed $11 million worth of initiatives to help journalists do a better job.
- Our main resources
are ReligionLink, the
Religion Stylebook, Reporting
on Religion: A Primer on Journalism’s Best Beat (PDF), and the RNA Annual Conference.
- We link
journalists to hundreds of scholars around the world who possess in-depth
knowledge about religion and its relationship to politics, health, science,
education, the arts and more.
- Most of
our money goes into these resources. Religion Newswriters about 90 cents of
every dollar on resource development.
project has its own goals, which we monitor and measure to ensure we meet our
But don't take our word for it. Read what the experts have to say:
"I don’t expect journalists who track the church to agree
with everything she teaches. But I do think reporters should have a working
knowledge of her traditions and teachings. Good reporting has social and moral
—The Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia
"Religion, more than many other beats, really requires beat
reporters to know complex history on many subjects and to understand the
nuances of spirituality and faith identity. We rely on RNA for help doing
—Michelle Boorstein, The Washington