Guiding media elites into a more accurate view of conservative Christians

Published: Tuesday, April 30 2013 11:35 a.m. MDT

Michael Cromartie, founded the Faith Angle Forum, a conference that introduces journalists to the likes of pastor and author Rick Warren, center, and Mormon historian/scholar Richard Bushman. Michael Cromartie, left, founded the Faith Angle Forum.

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Navigating the treacherous waters of faith and politics is a difficult job. But Michael Cromartie, vice president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and director of the Evangelicals in Civic Life project, is one man who takes these waters head on.

Twice a year Cromartie hosts the Faith Angle Forum which brings together journalists and scholars for discussions about how religion and public life intersect, and according to Dan Harris of ABC, it’s “one of the best kept secrets in journalism.”

“Cromartie invites the finest scholars, and some religious leaders, to provide journalists with deeper and more nuanced views of people of faith. He aims to help ‘journalists who are liberal and conservative and work for important outlets to become better informed about this extremely important part of American life, ’” according to Timothy Dalrymple in an article for Christianity Today.

In the end, Cromartie explains in the above article, “We want [journalists] better informed. The argument is not advanced if all you do is curse the darkness.”

Email: mhartvigsen@desnews.com

Read more about Michael Cromartie on Christianity Today.

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