Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) and Religion News Service (RNS) began their inaugural IFYC/RNS Religion Journalism Fellowship in September 2021 with four journalists: Diana Kruzman; Sara Badilini; Tasmiha Khan; and Camille Daniels.
“We are excited to welcome a new generation of storytellers exploring religious diversity and interfaith cooperation,” says Eboo Patel, founder, and president of IFYC. “Religion in America is a wonderfully complex and constantly evolving landscape, and through this fellowship, we are eager to bring new perspectives into the stories that connect us.”
The 9-month fellowship aims to sustain the proud tradition of religious news by offering opportunities for journalists to deepen their understanding of religious expression in individual lives and civic life, and to develop skills specific to covering religion, belief, faith, and spirituality.
Over the past seven months, the Fellows have dived into the world of religion news through a series of mentorships and panel discussions with senior journalists like Adelle M. Banks and Yonat Shimron from RNS, Sarah Pulliam Bailey from The Washington Post, Monique Parsons from Interfaith America, and renowned writer and NYT commentator, Wajahat Ali.