Andrew Walsh
Managing Editor, Religion in the News
Associate Director, Leonard E. Greenberg Center For the Study of Religion in Public Life,
Trinity College

Religion in the News articles:

The Christian Factor in Syria, Religion in the News, Vol. 15, No.1 by Andrew Walsh
American Evangelicals seek to save Syria's Christian minority.

The Cardinals Knew What They Were Getting, Religion in the News, Vol. 15, No. 1 by Andrew Walsh
Pre-conclave gossip accurately projects the style and persona of Pope Francis.

Honey, I’m Shrinking the Church, Religion in the News, Fall 2012
Was the Catholic bishops’ religious freedom campaign an anti-Obama crusade or an internal crackdown?

The Struggle to Keep Hospitals Catholic, Religion in the News, Fall 2012
The case of Connecticut.

Bishops in the Dock, Religion in the News, Spring 2012
For the first time, high church officials face prosecution in the Catholic sex abuse scandal.

Cirque d'OCA, Religion in the News, Spring 2012
The increasingly bitter disputes over what kind of Orthodox Christianity America needs

Political Islamophobia, Religion in the News, Spring 2011 
Anti-Muslim sentiment becomes a political wedge.

Our Christian Nation, Religion in the News, Spring 2011
An old American myth.

Losing Patience with the Vatican, Religion in the News, Summer 2010 
As the world pushes for disciplinary actions against Catholic hierarchs, Rome digs in its heals.

An Army of One, Religion in the News, Winter 2010 
The debate over whether the Fort Hood gunman is terrorist or “workplace murderer?”

Claiming the King's Soul, Religion in the News, Fall 2009 
Michael Jackson goes home in the dignified embrace of the black church.

Who Killed George Tiller? Religion in the News, Fall 2009 
Pro-life groups say don't blame us when a Kansas abortion provider is gunned down.

No Friends on the Right, Religion in the News, Spring 2009
The papal strategy of nurturing conservative growth in order to revitalize the church hits a rough patch.

Scandalous Days in the OCA, Religion in the News, Winter 2009.
A battered Orthodox jurisdiction turns to a "baby bishop" to put a squalid scandal behind it.

Riverside's Black-White Divide, Religion in the News, Winter 2009 [with Thea A. Button]
A new pastor takes sides in the mainline flagship's long internal division over gay inclusion.

Women's Ordination Revisited, Religion in the News, Fall 2008, by Andrew Walsh.
Roman Catholic Womenpriests breaks the cone of silence.

Twilight of the Religion Writers, Religion in the News, Fall 2008, by Andrew Walsh.
Things look grim on the religion beat.

Sally Gets Religion, Religion in the News, Spring 2008, by Andrew Walsh
The Washington Post as trendsetter. [coverage of  Pope Benedict's 2008 visit to US]

Men in Green, Religion in the News, Winter 2008
The surge in religious environmentalism

No More Mr. Nice Pope, Religion in the News, Summer/Fall 2007
Pope Benedict's conservative proclivities emerge.

The Pope Takes a Dive, Religion in the News, Winter 2007
Pope Benedict makes nice in Turkey

Muslims in America: Feeling the Pressure, Religion in the News, Fall 2006
The challenges of Muslim Life in the post 9/11 world.

To Print or Not to Print? , Religion in the News, Summer 2006
American journalism pulls its punch in the Muhammad cartoon controversy.

No Peace for the Church, Religion in the News, Winter 2006
The messy course of justice in the abuse scandal.

Presbyterians Divest the Jews, Religion in the News, Fall 2005
Two sometimes allies butt heads over Israel.

What Athens Has To Do With Jerusalem, Religion in the News, Spring 2005
Messy scandals besmirch the Greek Orthodox Church in Greece and the Holy Land.

Protestants in Decline, Religion in the News, Winter 2005.
Creeping secularism saps America's Protestant majority.

Cut-Rate Religion Coverage, Religion in the News, Winter 2005.
The latest circulation panacea disses the religion beat.

"Kerry Eucharistes," Religion in the News, Summer 2004.
Catholic Bishops are pressed to ban pro-choice politicians from communion.

Breaking Boston's Heart, Religion in the News, Summer 2004.
Archbishop Sean O'Malley's massive parish pruning rattles the Old Town.

"Godawful Numbers," Religion in the News, Spring 2004..
Priest pedophilia was even worse than we thought.

Instructions From the Vatican, Religion in the News, Fall 2003.
Did the papacy order bishops to cover up sex crimes?

"Ghosts of New York" , Religion in the News, Summer 2003
Paul Moore's death brings the twilight of New York's Protestant establishment to a close.

"The Trouble with Missionaries" , Religion in the News, Summer 2003
Franklin Graham follows the flag in Iraq.

"A World of Hurt"  , Religion in the News, Spring 2003
Keeping track of the Catholic Scandal.

"Scandal Without End", Religion in the News, Fall 2002
Catholic bishops are squeezed between the Vatican and an aroused laity.

"After the Globe",  Religion in the News, Fall 2002
Boston's other papers rise to the occasion.

"Bishops Up Against the Wall", Religion in the News, Summer 2002.
The Catholic bishops struggle to find the key to recovery.

"The Scandal of Secrecy", Religion in the News, Spring 2002. 
Damaging revelations about the hierarchy's response to priestly sexual misconduct triggers the biggest American religion story ever.

"Returning to Normalcy", Religion in the News, Spring 2002. 
The post-September 11 spike in religious activity subsides.

"Good for What Ails Us", Religion in the News, Fall 2001. 
Journalists keep the faith in a time of crisis after the 9-11 attacks. 

"On the Beat: Covering Religion in Hard Times", Religion in the News, Fall 2001. 
The religion beat escapes deep cuts in the first round of corporate contraction. 

"The Pope Among the Orthodox", Religion in the News, Summer 2001. 
Pope John Paul II woos tough audiences in pilgrimages to Greece and the Ukraine. 

"Superceding the Jews", Religion in the News, Summer 2001. 
Cartoonist Johnny Hart’s Easter "B.C." cartoon triggers a national debate over "replacement theology." 

"The Voucher Circus", Religion in the News, Spring 2001. 
Despite devastating defeats at the ballot box last November, the show goes on for the educational voucher movement. 

"The Never Ending Story", Religion in the News, Fall 2000. 
The long struggle among mainline Protestants over demands of homosexuals. 

"Cult Fighting in Massachusetts", Religion in the News, Fall 2000. 
A professional cult fighter takes a large and unexamined role in the state investigation of child abuse in a small religious group. 

"Two Cheers for the Pilgrimage", Religion in the News, Summer 2000. 
Reaction of Muslims and Eastern Orthodox Christians to Pope John Paul's pilgrimage to the Holy land. 

"Waiting for the Shoe to Drop", Religion in the News, Spring 2000.
The Church's role in Catholic higher education. 

"The NCC’s Near-Death Experience", Religion in the News, Spring 2000.
The financial and other woes of National Council of Churches. 

"Vouchers Move to Center Stage", Religion in the News, Fall 1999. 
Vouchers for religious schools. 

"Those Revolting Greeks", Religion in the News, Fall 1999. 
The forced resignation of American Greek Orthodox leader. 

"Preaching the Word in Littleton", Religion in the News, Summer 1999. 
Using evangelical language in public mourning rituals. 

"Religion on the Small Screen", Religion in the News, Spring 1999. 
Religion coverage in broadcast news media. 

"Philadelphia Story", Religion in the News, Fall 1998. 
The flap over negative reporting on Cardinal of the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. 

"Church, Lies, and Polling Data", Religion in the News, Fall 1998. 
Studies show U.S. church attendance rates are often exaggerated. 

"The McCaughey Babies", Religion in the News, Summer 1998. 
The faith claims made by parents of septuplets. 

"The Patriarch’s Visit", Religion in the News, Summer 1998. 
A senior Greek Orthodox bishop visits the U.S.

Books:

Andrew Walsh, co-editor: Religion and Public Life in New England: Steady Habits Changing SlowlyReligion by Region series (Alta Mira Press, 2005)


Andrew Walsh, ed. Can Charitable Choice Work?: Covering Religion's Impact on Urban Affairs and Social Services (Hartford, CT: Pew Program on Religion and the News Media and the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life, 2001), 200 pages.
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