‘Religion & Politics’ online journal named Webby Official Honoree


Religion & Politics
, the online journal of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion & Politics at Washington University in St. Louis, has been recognized as an official honoree at the 17th Annual Webby Awards in the Best Religion & Spirituality Website category.

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.

“It is gratifying for all of us at the journal and the center to have our hard work recognized in this way,” said the center’s director, R. Marie Griffith, the John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities. “Many people have played an important role in the journal’s early development. I am particularly grateful to our managing editor, Tiffany Stanley, for her dedication to the journal and her valuable contributions to its success.”

Religion & Politics, which just celebrated its one-year anniversary, is an online news journal dedicated to the two topics thought “unfit for polite company,” according to the site. In its first year, it surpassed 1 million pageviews and reached nearly one-quarter of a million unique visitors.

The site features articles from scholars and journalists who proceed from a single premise: that for better and for worse, religion and politics converge, clash and shape public life. The journal publishes a range of political and religious views and honors frank and respectful debate. To learn more, visit here.

To view the listing of the awards, visit here.