Religion and the Media. Consider the place of Christianity and Islam today and howthese religions might be viewed in the popular media. Collect examples of media sources (newspapers / TV / film / art / music etc.) that deal with these two faiths and comment on whether you feel the media view is accurate or not. *
Consider how religion is presented in the media. How is the priest in the Simpsons shown? Is this fair to Christianity or not?
What other programmes have you seen that show Christians? How are they shown? Is this fair?
What about Islam? Islam has not had good coverage in the news since September 2001. But is this fair?
You don’t need to watch all of this, but it should give you an idea of what happens in our newspapers: