Religion in the Public Square: A Year at Newsweek

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2023, 6:45–8:15 P.M., online via Zoom only, but those who wish to join for the parish supper at 6 p.m. will participate together in Room 210

Julia Duin, Newsweek’s contributing editor for religion as well as the daughter of long-time Saint Mark’s parishioners Robert and Phyllis Duin, shares what were the top religion stories for 2022 and how she covered them. Ranging from the Trump prophets and a praying football coach in Bremerton to Mormons’ increasing embrace of “Heavenly Mother” God, the reparations movement in churches, evangelical adoptions and of course the demise of Roe v. Wade, not to mention the death of a pope. 2022 was a big year for religion news! We'll discuss the role of religion in the public square and how it impacts our daily lives and relationships. Join using this Zoom link.

Also in 2022, Julia won four awards for her articles from the Religion News Association (the professional group for the nation’s religion reporters for the secular press) as well as the Evangelical Press Association. Over the years, she’s won at least 15 other national awards for her work. She’s been a reporter or editor for six media outlets, including the Washington Times and the Houston Chronicle, has written seven books on religion topics, has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Memphis and another MA in religion from Trinity Episcopal School of Ministry in western Pennsylvania. She and her daughter live in Issaquah.

Program is free. Community dinner served at 6 p.m. ($6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family). Those attended the dinner who wish to participate in the forum will gather in Room 210 at 6:45.

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