Meet the Grantees
This project is supported by The BioLogos Foundation’s Evolution & Christian Faith program. BioLogos does not necessarily endorse the views expressed by the Project Leader(s) or their institution, nor do the Project Leader(s) or their institution necessarily endorse the views expressed by BioLogos.
Christian Faith and Evolution: Conversations among Journalists and Christian Scholars
Ethics and Public Policy Center
Mr. Michael Cromartie
The Faith Angle Forum of the Ethics and Public Policy Center is the only program in the nation dedicated to improving journalistic coverage of religion and its role in American life. For more than 12 years, the forum’s conferences have convened leading reporters, editors, and columnists and connected them with prominent scholars on faith, society, and culture. The result has been an ongoing, vibrant dialogue—one that has helped journalists think more deeply and more seriously about a complicated, yet crucial, subject.
Twice a year, the Faith Angle Forum hosts two-day, invitation-only conferences in Miami. These events bring together 20 journalists, typically political and religion reporters representing premier print and broadcast outlets—including the Washington Post, the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Time, NPR, NBC News, ABC News, and Fox News. In three collegial, educational sessions, the journalists discuss different religion-related topics with three scholars from some of our nation’s leading academic institutions. Conference participants consistently say that the forum is one of the few places where they find genuine fairness, open-mindedness, true diversity of viewpoints, and intellectual rigor.
Since 1999, the Faith Angle Forum has helped shape the thinking of more than 200 journalists, producing better-informed columns, articles, and broadcast pieces that have reached millions of people. With the support of BioLogos, we are excited to add a new dimension to our work: sessions dedicated to the relationship between religion and science. This subject has been controversial and misunderstood for centuries, and presents significant challenges for reporters even today. The Faith Angle Forum looks forward to helping clarify this complex topic, and to fostering more informed, intelligent reflection among the journalists who cover it.
Tim Dalrymple highlights Michael Cromartie and the Faith Angle Forums in Christianity Today, April 26, 2013.