The IARJ’s former Board Chair Douglas Todd has a conversation with incoming Board Chair Uday Basu about the challenges of reporting on religion around the world and especially in Uday’s home country, India.
The International Association of Religion Journalists (IARJ) is launching a second global series of dialogues with journalists on the challenges of Religion and Politics. The new chair of our IARJ board Uday Basu moderated this first panel, which features IARJ members from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
The International Association of Religion Journalists (IARJ) is launching a series of dialogues on religion and politics. We bring together journalists from different regions to share their stories and also the challenges they face in reporting them.
The IARJ board has voted to appoint Uday Basu, a prominent writer on religion from India, as our new chair. Peggy Fletcher Stack, an award-winning religion reporter from the United States, has been voted in as our new interim executive director.
IARJ Executive Director Endy Bayuni reports on the intersection of faith, morality and wealth in Indonesia and other countries included in a Pew Research Center study. Pew researchers found that people’s thoughts on whether belief in God is necessary to be moral vary by economic development.
This open letter from IARJ Board Chair Douglas Todd announces the appointment of IARJ Executive Director Endy Bayuni to the new Facebook Oversight Board. The article also includes a link to the new organization’s website to learn more.
In early May, religion reporters around the world are preparing stories on Eid al-Fitr, the closing festival of Ramadan. Reporting from his home in Algeria, Larbi Megari describes both the optimism and the anxieties common in Muslim communities as families experience their second Ramadan during the COVID pandemic.
As the IARJ’s co-managing director, based in Italy, Elisa Di Benedetto reports on the Vatican’s leading role in trying to motivate faith-related institutions and communities around the world to focus on the global crisis in caregiving for the world’s elderly.
Please, watch our IARJ dialogue about the role of religion in the turbulent U.S. election. Do you have suggestions for our planning team about future dialogues? Click on the “Contact” link in the upper-right corner of our front page and send us a note.
Members of the IARJ will discuss the relationship between religion and the U.S. 2020 election on December 9, 2020.