Religion Watch looks beyond the walls of churches, synagogues and denominational officialdom to examine how religion really affects, and is affected by, the wider society. For this reason, this resource has been praised by professors, researchers, church leaders, journalists and interested lay people as a unique tool for keeping track of contemporary religion.
It is through monitoring new books and approximately 1,000 U.S. and foreign periodicals (including newspapers from across the country, newsletters, magazines, scholarly journals and the Internet), and through first-hand reporting, that Religion Watch has tracked hundreds of trends on the whole spectrum of contemporary religion.
Published every month, its digital content is unique because it focuses on long-range developments that lead to, and result from, global current events.
In addition to featuring the latest issue’s content, ReligionWatch.com also includes a vast archive of more than 1,700 articles published during the past three decades. These articles are searchable by subject, which creates a helpful research tool for students of contemporary religion.
From January 2008 to July 2013, Religion Watch was a publication of Religioscope Institute. As of January 2016, Religion Watch is an online publication of the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion.