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Cover Story:
A Civil Religious Affair

Journalists and politicos were baffled by the gap between their own outrage over the Clinton scandals and the nation’s muted response. It’s the American Civil Religion, stupid.
by Mark Silk


Covering the Bible Belt I:
Montgomery Wars: Religion and Alabama Politics

Would the Religious Right take over a state in 1998? Alabama’s flamboyant Gov. Fob James won the Republican re-nomination and the attention of the national press with a heady mixture of aggressive public Christianity and states rights rhetoric. But voters weren’t buying.
by Gerald Johnson

Covering the Bible Belt II: A Freethinker’s Testimony
You don’t have to be a believer to run a Southern newspaper.
by James A. Haught

Covering the Bible Belt III: Liaisons Religieuses
The University of North Carolina’s Department of Religious Studies and the News and Observer of Raleigh team up.
by Tom Tweed and Yonat Shimron

God in the Press Box
How sports writers are dealing with the surging public piety of athletes.
by Terry Rifkin

Excommunication in Rochester
A liberal Catholic bishop gives a maverick priest an inch. He takes more than a mile. And an important city parish gets caught in the crossfire.
by Anthony Burke Smith

No National Conspiracy
Did the media give up too quickly on the black church
burning story?
by Katie Day

Religion on the Small Screen
A small band of foundation-funded journalists goes boldly where few have gone before: to produce professional journalism about religion for television.
by Andrew Walsh

Epic Respectability
Jeffrey Katzenberg’s straight-shooting, animated life of Moses, "The Prince of Egypt," proves that religion sells at the cineplex.
by Anthony Burke Smith


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