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Pulitzer Center Participates in American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting


Event Date:

November 20, 2017 | 9:00 AM EST


Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02115

Refugees pray among older Muslims at a mosque in Moabit district, Berlin. Image by Alice Su. Germany, 2017.

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Turkish and German flags decorate a huge iftar held by the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB), the biggest sponsor and builder of mosques in Germany and a controversial organization for its links with the Turkish government. Image by Alice Su. Germany, 2017.

Pulitzer Center grantees Alice Su and Nick Street discuss the challenges of covering religions during the 2017 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in Boston, MAJon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center executive director, joined the journalists at the conference.

On Saturday, November 18, Ayesha S. Chaudhry from the University of British Columbia leads the discussion for the panel, "Journalists Discuss the Challenges of Covering Religions." In addition to Su and Street, participants include Ruth Graham (Slate), Ariel Sabar (The Atlantic) and Rachel Zoll (Associated Press). Street is also a senior writer at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California

On Monday, November 20, Su takes part in a plenary session titled, "Forcibly Displaced Syrians and Iraqis: What to Know about the Crisis and What You as a Religion Scholar Can Do." The session also features Sarah Tobin (Christian Michelsen Institute of Bergen, Norway), Mark Juergensmeyer (University of California, Santa Barbara), Amir Hussain (Loyola Marymount University) and Diane L. Moore (Harvard University).


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