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Religion News Foundation (RNF) is an independent educational and secular nonprofit organization founded in 1999.  It wholly owns the Religion News Service (RNS), which strives to inform, illuminate, and inspire public discourse on matters relating to belief and convictions in a neutral and informative way through religious literacy without endorsing or promoting any particular belief system or point of view.

mission

Advancing religious literacy

The Foundation’s mission is to strengthen and improve the understanding of religion, improve public discourse about religion, advance religious literacy, and support religion journalism. In this, the Foundation works to provide comprehensive coverage of religion, religious freedom, and religious persecution across the globe.

RNF seeks to achieve its religious literacy goals through storytelling, films, videos, podcasts, training workshops, student and cultural exchanges, events, programs and initiatives.


mission

Advancing religious literacy

The Foundation’s mission is to strengthen and improve the understanding of religion, improve public discourse about religion, advance religious literacy, and support religion journalism. In this, the Foundation works to provide comprehensive coverage of religion, religious freedom, and religious persecution across the globe.

RNF seeks to achieve its goals through storytelling, films, videos, podcasts, training workshops, student and cultural exchanges, events, programs and initiatives.

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Religion News Service

global news on religion

Religion News Service (RNS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RNF. RNF acquired RNS in 2011 from Advance Media (formerly Newhouse News).

Religion News Service is an independent, nonprofit, and award-winning source of global news on religion, spirituality, and ethics. Founded in 1934, RNS, which is not affiliated with any religious tradition, seeks to inform readers with objective reporting and insightful commentary and is relied upon as a responsible source by secular and faith-based news organizations around the world. 

VISIT RNS WEBSITE

Religion News Service

global news on religion & ethics

Religion News Service (RNS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Religion News Foundation (RNF). RNF acquired RNS in 2011 from Advance Media (formerly Newhouse News).

RNS is an independent, nonprofit and award-winning source of global news on religion, spirituality and ethics. Founded in 1934, RNS, which is not affiliated with any religious tradition, seeks to inform readers with objective reporting and insightful commentary, and is relied upon as a responsible source by secular and faith-based news organizations around the world. Learn more on the RNS website here: www.religionnews.com

VISIT RNS WEBSITE
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Religion News Association

equipping journalists


Religion News Association (RNA) is an affiliate of RNF and is partially funded by RNF. Founded in 1949, RNA is the premier religion journalism association for those writing about religion in the news media. It offers training and tools to help journalists cover religion with balance, accuracy, and insight. 

The University of Missouri School of Journalism houses the offices of RNF, RNS, and RNA.

visit RNA website

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