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Religion News Foundation (RNF) is the premier source of information on religion news and religion facts. We offer religion news articles, resources and tools, training and consulting, and religion research and survey findings.

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RNF offers an array of religion resources and tools to help journalists and others think about and report on religion and belief with balance, accuracy, and insight. Our frequently updated collection includes newsletters, podcasts, print publications, case studies, style guides, trainings, and more.

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Training

religious literacy workshops & training

Training

religious literacy workshops & training

RNF has created and delivered more than 100 customized training opportunities for media professionals around the world. These range from short lectures and panels in the U.K., Canada, Kosovo, Turkey, France, Austria, South Africa, and Azerbaijan to week-long trainings and writing workshops in the U.S., Myanmar, and beyond.

At the annual Religion News Association conference, which RNF sponsors, hundreds of journalists participate in three days of panels, networking opportunities, sponsored events, and an awards banquet honoring the winners of religion reporting contests.

In addition, RNF provides religious literacy and media literacy trainings and workshops to corporate clients, civil society groups, schools and universities, government agencies, faith leaders, and other groups.

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Religion News Foundation (RNF) has created and delivered more than 100 customized training opportunities for journalists and media professionals around the world. These range from short lectures and panels in the U.K., Canada, Kosovo, Turkey, France, Austria, South Africa and Azerbaijan to week-long trainings and writing workshops in the U.S., Myanmar and beyond.

RNF hands-on trainings equip journalists, bloggers, editors and publishers with the knowledge and skills they need to report on religions and belief systems with accuracy and insight. These workshops align with our mission to improve media coverage of how religion affects cultures, conflicts and human rights around the world.

Topics we tackle include religious demographics, faith practices, media ethics, religious freedom, media freedom, hate speech, local reporting constraints, media development challenges, and conflict-sensitive reporting.

At the annual Religion News Association conference, which RNF sponsors, hundreds of journalists participate in three days of panels, networking opportunities, sponsored events, and an awards banquet honoring the winners of religion reporting contests.

In addition, RNF provides religious literacy and media literacy trainings and workshops to corporate clients, civil society groups, schools and universities, government agencies, faith leaders and other groups.

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Religion Research

RNF conducts religion research through national surveys to assess citizens’ interests and preferences related to news on religion, with the goal of strengthening journalistic coverage of religion in the United States. RNF conducts message analysis, focus groups, and surveys to help clients determine messaging and presentation strategies that will best resonate with their target audiences.


Religion Research

RNF conducts religion research through national surveys to assess citizens’ interests and preferences related to news on religion, with the goal of strengthening journalistic coverage of religion in the United States. We have also partnered with GLAAD to produce Missing Voices: A study of religious voices in mainstream media reports about LGBT equality.

RNF conducts message analysis, focus groups, and surveys to help clients determine messaging and presentation strategies that will best resonate with their target audiences.

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NEWS

global news on religion & ethics


Religion News Service (RNS) is an independent, nonprofit news organization that covers religion, spirituality, culture, and ethics, reported by a staff of professional journalists. Founded in 1934, RNS informs readers with objective reporting and insightful commentary and is relied upon by secular and faith-based news organizations. RNS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Religion News Foundaton (RNF) and is affiliated with the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri.

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Consulting

Accurately portraying complex religions and belief systems can be challenging and getting it wrong can be expensive. RNF’s trusted team of experts is on hand to:

  • Audit and assess your newsroom’s coverage and treatment of religion
  • Review ad campaigns for potential sensitivities around religious themes
  • Coordinate and host high-level events and debates on timely religious topics
  • Produce commissioned content on issues relevant to our unique expertise
  • Provide analysis of current events for private or public audiences and publications
  • Recommend best practices for integrating religion into media strategies
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