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Attended The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
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Third French beach town bans Muslim “burkini” swimsuit http://reut.rs/2aYH0xn #france #islam #muslim #women #swimsuit #secularism
A Corsican seaside resort on Monday became the third French town to ban the body-covering burkini swimsuit worn by some Muslim women, following weekend scuffles on the beach.
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Ataturk’s revival a symbol of Turkey’s fragile post-coup unity http://reut.rs/2b3IYgK #turkey #erdogan #ataturk #secularism #islam #muslim
After years of being gradually eclipsed as President Tayyip Erdogan forges a "new Turkey" with Islam firmly at its heart, the secular republic's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk has, for now at least, made a comeback in the wake of a failed coup.
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Holy cows and Hindu crusaders cloud Modi’s Indian reform drive http://reut.rs/2bco7X7 #india #modi #bjp #hindu #nationalist #muslim #cow
Two miles down the road from the white marble walls of the fabled Taj Mahal, a heavyset man crouches in the dirt of a cow shed and explains how the future of India belongs to him.
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Egypt’s former Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa survives assassination attempt http://reut.rs/2b2Xqar #egypt #grandmufti #aligomaa #cairo #sisi
Egypt's former Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa, once one of the country's top religious authorities, survived an assassination attempt on Friday, security sources told Reuters and state television later reported.
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Investigation of French cardinal for sex abuse cover-up is dropped http://reut.rs/2aAsf5l #france #cardinal #catholic #barbarin #sex #abuse
Prosecutors have dropped an investigation of allegations that the archbishop of Lyon, one of France's top Catholic clerics, covered up acts of paedophilia by a priest under his authority in the central French city.
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Pope orders study of women’s role in early Church, cheering equality campaigners http://reut.rs/2b5zO2j #pope #catholic #women #deacon
Pope Francis has set up a commission to study the role of women deacons in early Christianity, the Vatican said on Tuesday, raising hopes among equality campaigners that women could one day have a far greater say in the Roman Catholic Church.
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Pope Francis visits Rome safe house for women forced into prostitution http://reut.rs/2b17Q9U #pope #francis #prostitution #slavery
Pope Francis, who has condemned human trafficking as a crime against humanity, on Friday made a surprise visit to a Rome safe house where a Catholic charity is protecting women freed from a life of forced prostitution.
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“Religious disrespect” killer gets life sentence in Scotland http://reut.rs/2b3IGXc #scotland #uk #muslim #sunni #ahmadi #murder
A man was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for murdering a Muslim Glasgow shopkeeper he had accused of religious disrespect in an attack of "merciless violence."
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Mystery magic spells unearthed with ancient skeletons in Serbia http://reut.rs/2b3IKGs #magic #serbia #skeleton #grave #spell #soul
Archaeologists are trying to decipher magic spells etched onto tiny rolls of gold and silver that they found alongside skeletons of humans buried almost 2,000 years ago.
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Commentary: The radical post-modernism of Islamic State http://reut.rs/2akYCG6 #france #priest #isis #islamic #state #post-modern
The murder last Tuesday of the Catholic priest Jacques Hamel as he celebrated morning mass in a church in the suburb of the French city of Rouen showed that Islamic State is the most aggressively innovative of the serious challenges that democratic societies confront today.
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France buries Catholic priest murdered at the altar by Islamist militants http://reut.rs/2aFGBz2 #france #catholic #priest #isis #islamist
Mourners crammed into Rouen Cathedral on Tuesday for the funeral of the Roman Catholic priest knifed to death at his church altar, as France's political leaders sought ways to defeat home-grown Islamist violence.
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Bolivians honor Mother Earth with dawn celebration http://reut.rs/2aoc7k8 #bolivia #mother #earth #dawn
In the Andean city of El Alto indigenous Bolivians gathered at dawn to honor "Pachamama," the goddess of the earth and fertility, on what is known locally as Mother Earth Day.
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Religion Editor
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  • Reuters
    Religion Editor, present
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Paris
Previously
New York - Boston - Munich - London - Vienna - Geneva - Islamabad - Bangkok - Hong Kong - Bonn
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Religion Editor, Reuters
Introduction
My job as Religion Editor is to coordinate religion news coverage with our bureaus around the world. Based in Paris, I also run our FaithWorld blog and report mostly about Christianity and Islam in Europe and related moral issues such as bioethics. Since joining Reuters in 1977 in London, I've been a correspondent, bureau chief and editor in Vienna, Geneva, Islamabad, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Bonn and Paris. My book Unchained Eagle: Germany after the Wall was published in 2000. With religion becoming an increasingly important factor in the news, I launched the Religion Editor job in 2003.
Bragging rights
Book "Unchained Eagle: Germany after the Wall" 2000, European Religion Writer of the Year 2006, Templeton Cambridge Journalism Fellow in Science and Religion 2006, Coolidge Scholar of the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life (New York) 2008 & 2010, Religion Newswriters Association award for Online Religion Section of the Year, first place 2013 & third place 2014, lecturer in journalism at Sciences Po Paris 2007, 2010, 2011, in religion studies at St. John's University Paris campus 2011 and Council on International Educational Exchange Paris 2012, 2013, 2014.
Education
  • The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
    International Relations, 1973 - 1974
  • Fordham University
    German, 1969 - 1973
  • Georg-August University of Göttingen
    German, 1971 - 1972
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