As we celebrate the second birthday of A Public Witness, this edition recounts a few articles whose importance and impact stood out, highlights some of the attention our work has received, and reveals what you can expect from us in the future.
Brian Kaylor takes a moment to thank everyone for being part of our 2022 journey. This includes a quick review of the year — including a countdown of the top 10 most-read pieces we published in our award-winning newsletter A Public Witness in 2022.
As Twitter’s new owner bumbles along and risks destroying the very network he just purchased for $44 billion, we thought we’d take a look at why this matters — even to people not on Twitter. In this issue of A Public Witness, we look at
Liz Bucar, professor of religion at Northeastern University, talks with about her new book Stealing My Religion: Not Just Any Cultural Appropriation. She also discusses trying yoga, walking the Camino de Santiago, and leading the Sacred Writes program.
In episode 69, Jack Jenkins, a national reporter for Religion News Service about his work reporting on religion and politics on both the right and left. He also discusses his book American Prophets: The Religious Roots of Progressive Politics and the Ongoing Fight for the
Teddy Wilson, a reporter who runs the newsletter Radical Reports, talks about his research and reporting on political and religious extremism. He also discusses Christian Nationalism, the Jan. 6 insurrection, and his Substack newsletter.
The Western Recorder, the second-oldest Baptist newspaper in America, will cease publication March 31.
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Americans no longer share a common body of facts.
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The birth of Baptist News Global — formerly Associated Baptist Press — 30 years ago today (July 17) was the offshoot of a decade or more of theological rift between two factions in Southern Baptist life. Then-Word&Way Editor Bob Terry played key role in founding
Word&Way turns 124 years old this month — on July 9. These are unusual times and these are trying times for religious journalism. We need your partnership, especially in this difficult year as we provide reporting that doesn’t just give you information you need to