Religion, Journalism, and Democracy: Strengthening Vital Institutions of Civil Society


Civil Society:

  • Alexander, Jeffrey C. The Civil Sphere. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Arato, Andrew, and Jean L. Cohen. "Civil Society, Populism and Religion." Constellations 24, no. 3 (2017): 283-95.
  • Calhoun, Craig. "Civil Society and the Public Sphere." Public Culture 5, no. 2 (1993): 267-280.
  • Casanova, Jose. "Civil Society and Religion: Retrospective Reflections on Catholicism and Prospective Reflections on Islam." Social Research 68, no. 4 (2001): 1041-080.
  • Eberly, Don E. The Essential Civil Society Reader: Classic Essays in the American Civil Society Debate. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000: 3-29.
  • Fallows, James M., and Fallows, Deborah. Our Towns: A 100,000-mile Journey into the Heart of America. First ed. New York: Pantheon, 2018.
  • Miller, Donald E. The Oxford Handbook of Civil Society. 1st ed. Oxford University Press, 2011: 257–267.
  • Walzer, Michael. Toward a Global Civil Society. International Political Currents; Vol. 1. Providence: Berghahn Books, 1995: 1–4.
  • Warren, Mark E. The Oxford Handbook of Civil Society. 1st ed. Oxford University Press, 2011: 377–388.

Religion & Journalism:

Reporting on Religion:

Religion & Democracy:

  • Elshtain, Jean Bethke. "Religion and Democracy." Journal of Democracy 20, no. 2 (2009): 5-17.

  • Gershman, Carl. “Religion and Democracy.” Jean Bethke Elshtain: Politics, Ethics, and Society. Ed. Le Chevallier Erickson and Debra Erickson. University of Notre Dame, 2018: 332-349.

  • “The Prague Appeal for Democratic Renewal.” Freedom House. May 2017. Accessed at:

Religion & Violence:

  • Cavanaugh, William T. "The Invention of Fanaticism.” Modern Theology 27, no. 2 (2011): 226-237.

  • Cavanaugh, William T. The Myth of Religious Violence Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict. Oxford, U.K.; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2009.