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Religious Studies

Resources available for the study of religion

Religious Liberty in the United States

Religious News

  • Beliefnet A popular-level site that covers all religions as well as news and aspects of life connected with religion. Subjects include the really nutball (world is going to end, etc.)
  • Religion Dispatches
    “A daily online magazine dedicated to the analysis and understanding of religious forces in the world today, highlighting a diversity of progressive voices and aimed at broadening and advancing the public conversation.”
  • Religion News on the Web
    The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life “seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs . . . The Pew Forum conducts surveys, demographic analyses and other social science research on important aspects of religion and public life in the U.S. and around the world. It also provides a neutral venue for discussions of timely issues through roundtables and briefings.”
  • Religion News Service
    Daily postings from “the only secular news and photo service devoted to unbiased coverage of religion and ethics exclusively.” Other parts of the site are available via a paid subscription.
  • Religion Stylebook
    An authoritative guide created for journalists who report on religion in the mainstream media.

Faculty Subject Specialist

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Dan Forrest
Cravens Library, Room 606
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11067
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101