This month, GlobalPost launched “Belief,” a new blog focusing on the role of religion in shaping world events. “Belief” is part of GlobalPost and the Knight Program in Media and Religion’s new initiative to cover religion around the world, an effort made possible through the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation.
“It’s almost impossible to understand world events today without an appreciation for the role religion plays both on the diplomatic level and on the street,” said Diane Winston, the Knight Chair in Media and Religion at Annenberg. “People’s beliefs impel them to make war, seek peace, and give their lives in God’s name. When reporters treat religion as a subset of politics, they miss the heart, soul, and strategy behind the news.”
“Belief” will present regular insights into religious stories, trends and ideas from around the world, as well as the interplay between religious and secular beliefs. Read the blog at http://www.globalpost.com/globalpost-blogs/belief and follow it on Twitter @GPBelief.