Religion Watch

Religion Watch is a newsletter published six times a year, monitoring trends in contemporary religion. For more than two decades we have covered the whole range of religions around the world, particularly looking at the unofficial dimensions of religious belief and behavior.

We do this through reading and summarizing articles from thousands of magazines, journals, newsletters, websites and books, as well as first-hand reporting, to keep you informed of long range developments on today's religious scene.

We invite you to read more about the newsletter or browse through a recent issue. Better yet, type in a topic, movement, group or trend in which you may be interested into our Trendfinder to get a better idea of the kinds of articles Religion Watch regularly features. (The Trendfinder is also available on every page in the upper corner on the right.)

Read Religion Watch's 2013 in review: our analysis of the events and developments that are likely to have long-range impact in the years ahead.

As of July 2013, Religion Watch is published by the Religion Newswriters Association.


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Available online for free - December 2007:

Secular Humanism Beyond Progressive Secularism
An article by RW Editor Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith


Picture credit: © 2007 Brasil2, via iStockphoto.



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