Religious information tools & terms
religious terms in
essays, media articles, etc.
|If your goal is to inform and educate the public, then
you will want to avoid the use of some religious terms, (like cult or Pagan or
Witch) because of their
| If you want to inflame public fear and hatred against a new religious group, then
these might be ideal words to use. Selecting them may be
irresponsible and unethical, but they may well be effective. |
Either way, we hope that you will
find the suggestions in this essay of some utility.
Topics covered in this section:
|General information: Overview, Typical example (bad), Capitalization of religious terms,
etc., confusing religious terms.|
|Secular terms in articles with a
religious component Homosexuality, abortion, biased reporting...|
|About conventional religions: Christianity and Islam.
|About minority religions: Neopagan religions, Wicca and Witchcraft, Paganism,
Satanism, Cults and new religious movements.|
|Associated material on this web site|
Associated material on this web site:
- Norm Goldstein, Ed., "Associated Press Stylebook and Libel
Manual" to ensure accuracy in news releases. Read
reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store
- M. Hancock has augmented the AP Stylebook book with additional definitions
on lesser-known religions. See "AP Extra" at
- R.J.W. Cappon, "Associated Press Guide to News Writing,"
IDG Books Worldwide, (1991) Review/order
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Publishing date: 1999-JUL-22
Latest update: 2004-NOV-14
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