Space is limited for the first of our three trialogues, which will convene five media professionals, five academic scholars of religion, and five faith leaders in a three-day workshop in June 2021. The application deadline is Wednesday, February 3, 2021.
We welcome applications from: early- to mid-career journalists (with less than fifteen years of experience); faith practitioners and leaders concerned about how their traditions are taught in the classroom or portrayed in the media; and professors in religion or theology who are interested in enhancing civil discourse on faith in society. All expenses for the workshops ((transportation, meals, and accommodation) are covered by the program.
Our goal is to bring together media professionals, academics, and practitioners or leaders from the diverse religious communities in the United States.
The criteria for the 2021 application will be as follows.
Professors who teach and write in one or more of the following areas:
- religion and the media
- religion and public life
- the religious history of the United States
- religion and health
- religion and race
Media professionals who:
- have a record of writing or creating content about religion
- are aspiring editors who wish to engage more with the coverage of religion
- cover the beat at the intersection of religion and politics, health, or race
- do not think that religion is important but wish to learn more
Faith practitioners who are:
- leaders as imams, rabbis, pastors, (or who hold similar roles in faith communities)
- chaplains at colleges, universities, or other workplaces
- members of faith communities who are active in public relations
- members of no faith (Nones) or leaders in such organizations who believe that religion does not belong in the public sphere
The criteria for selection will depend on the personal statements accompanying the application, record of past work or promise of future work, and diversity of every possible kind among the pool of participants. We are especially committed to spotlighting underrepresented, intersectional identities with respect to religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and ability: the contributions of “minorities within minorities” (black Catholic women, for instance) are highly sought.
Our goal is to bring together media professionals from a diverse set of news organizations (representing corporate media giants as well as representatives of faith-based and independent media outlets); academics at secular and faith-based institutions; and practitioners or leaders from the diverse religious communities in the United States.
If you have questions, please contact Alexander Hsu, our program administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply (Space Limited)
Space is limited for the first of our three trialogues, which will convene five media professionals, five academic scholars of religion, and five faith leaders in a three-day workshop in June 2021.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Please note: You will need to sign in to a Google account to apply. If you need to, you can create an account here.