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The London book launch of a new multi-author volume, 'Religion and the News' takes place with a Faith and Public Life seminar at Westminster Abbey this lunchtime (Thursday 6 December 2012).
The Leveson report has been a long time coming. Since 1949 there have been five inquiries into the operation of the press in Britain. On each occasion, we have heard the same kind of outcry against independent scrutiny from media barons, a narrow band of newspaper pundits and politicians who serve the rich and powerful.
Look out for live tweets from the 'Occupy the Issues' conference and seminar in Edinburgh today, beginning at 100.00am. These can be followed @simonbarrow on Twitter, using hashtags #occupy and #occupyissues.
The Religion Newswriters Foundation, the charitable arm of the Religion Newswriters Association (RNA) in North America, is encouraging journalists to apply to its Lilly Scholarships in Religion Program. The scholarships give full-time journalists in the USA and Canada (only) up to US$5,000 to take any college religion courses at any accredited institution at any time.
Our minds tend towards the creation of categories. The capacity to classify and order is the engine of learning and enquiry. When permitted to go unexamined, it may also be the source of prejudice and injustice.