Religion, Faith and Spirituality

"Spirituality Underpins Migrant Activism in US Borderlands"

"Alvaro Enciso plants three or four crosses each week in Arizona’s desert borderlands, amid the yellow-blossomed prickly pear and whip-like ocotillo, in honor of migrants who died on the northbound trek. Each colorful wooden memorial denotes where a set of bones or a decomposing body was found."

Source: AP, 06/18/2021
June 30, 2021

DEADLINE: Religion Journalism Fellowships

Religion News Service (RNS) and IFYC invite recent graduates to apply by Jun 30 for the 2021-22 Religion Journalism Fellowship. The fellowship targets the intersection of religion and racial justice, where untold numbers of strong environmental stories await. $4,000 stipend, mentorship and more.

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Reconciling the Divide — How To Report Environment and Religion Together

New thinking and narratives are needed to solve complex environmental challenges like the climate crisis. But for journalists, the ongoing split between religion and environment beats hampers that effort. It’s a reality environmental journalist Meera Subramanian knows from conversations at her own kitchen table. So she helped organize a recent Society of Environmental Journalists’ webinar to explore closing the gap.

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June 15, 2021

DEADLINE: Religion & Environment Story Project Fellowship

Ten RESP fellows will gather twice over the course of six months for practical, on-the-job training designed to develop new ways of thinking about the climate crisis and the role played by religious individuals and institutions in addressing (and ignoring) it. Includes expenses, membership in SEJ and RNA, and stipend. Apply by Jun 15, 2021.

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May 18, 2021

SEJ Webinar: Missing Stories — Uncovering Environment-Climate-Religion Connections

When it comes to covering climate change and environmental crisis, journalists are missing a major hook: religion, faith and spirituality. Join us, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET, for a discussion on how to find these missing stories and tell them well, including launch of a new fellowship and story grants via SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism.

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