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Our GetReligion guru, tmatt, likes to complain how news media talk about  "generic Christians" in the Middle East. Well, much of the coverage of Saturday's mass murder in Kenya goes one further -- making the victims into generic "non-Muslims." Here's...
From: Get Religion | By: Jim Davis | Monday, November 24, 2014
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There is really no way to tell the story of GetReligion.org without talking about the veteran journalist and pastor who for years led The Media Project  -- the Rev. Dr. Arne Fjeldstad of Norway. It is very unusual to find a Lutheran clergyman who also...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Monday, November 24, 2014
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With a grand jury decision expected soon in Ferguson, Mo., the Los Angeles Times went to church Sunday: First, the pastor asked congregants to pray for the parents of Michael Brown, who was fatally shot over the summer about three miles away. They...
From: Get Religion | By: Bobby Ross Jr. | Monday, November 24, 2014
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It's probably appropriate that I came across the following story via Twitter. CNN reported: (CNN) -- Online comments are on the way out. Influential tech blog  Re/code announced Thursday that it has shut off the comment forums on its story pages....
From: Get Religion | By: Bobby Ross Jr. | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: If you were working on the religion beat these days, especially if you were still new on the beat, wouldn't you welcome advice from someone who had excelled at this work at the highest levels for decades?  I recently had a long...
From: Get Religion | By: Richard Ostling | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Anyone who has studied the role of religion in American history knows why the voice of clergy have always played such a crucial role in the story of African-Americans in this land. During the darkest days in the generations after death of slavery, fierce...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Three months ago, the question was: "What the hell is happening in Ferguson, Mo.?" Here we go again.  I'm supposed to write a post this morning critiquing media coverage. But honestly, the situation at this point defies easy analysis and understanding....
From: Get Religion | By: Bobby Ross Jr. | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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This was certainly the strangest URL anyone sent me this week. When I saw that an Episcopal bishop had called the president a sodomite I assumed that the problem in this story was that we were dealing with an "Episcopal" bishop -- a leader in some kind...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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