The Revealer, a publication of The Center for Religion and Media at New York University, is a monthly review of religion in the news and the news about religion.
We begin with three basic premises: 1. Belief matters, whether or not you believe. Politics, pop culture, high art, NASCAR — everything in this world is infused with concerns about the next. As journalists, as scholars, and as ordinary folks, we cannot afford to ignore the role of religious belief in shaping our lives. 2. The press all too frequently fails to acknowledge religion, categorizing it as either innocuous spirituality or dangerous fanaticism, when more often it’s both and in between and just plain other. 3. We deserve and need better coverage of religion: sharper thinking; deeper history; thicker description; basic theology; real storytelling. – Jeff Sharlet, 2003
The above image is from a monthly column about religious ephemera written by Don Jolly. You can read it here.