Tiffany McCallen

Tiffany McCallen rejoins the RNS team in 2014 as the Interactive and Engagement Editor. Prior to that she was the National Community Manager for the Faith & Values (FAVS) community website project.

All Stories by Tiffany McCallen

Legalization of same-sex marriage voted No. 1 in Religion Newswriters’ 2015 Top 10 Religion Stories of the Year Poll

By Tiffany McCallen — December 15, 2015
COLUMBIA, MO. — The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to legalize same-sex marriage this June was voted by a narrow margin as the No. 1 religion story of 2015 by members of the Religion Newswriters Association in its annual Top 10 Religion Stories of the Year poll. In second place were the hundreds of thousands […]

Five days left to apply for Handa Fellows in Interreligious Communication

By Tiffany McCallen — November 2, 2015
COLUMBIA, Mo. — With the generous support of the International Shinto Foundation, the Religion Newswriters Association and the Religion Communicators Council announce the Handa Fellows in Interreligious Communication program for young leaders who specialize in religion reporting or religious communication. Through the Handa Fellows in Interreligious Communication program, each organization will offer training, mentorships and […]

5 religious Guinness World Records smashed in 2014, and 5 to shoot for in 2015

By Tiffany McCallen — December 30, 2014
(RNS) 2014 was the year that saw a new Guinness World Record for “Most sticky notes on the body in five minutes.” But at least five religious records were also smashed in 2014, and there are at least five more you can try to beat in 2015.

Our Sunday Visitor is the Vatican’s exclusive publishing partner for official book of the World Meeting of Families

By Tiffany McCallen — September 16, 2014
Our Sunday Visitor announces its role as the exclusive publisher of Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive, the foundational document for the eighth World Meeting of Families, to be held in Philadelphia in 2015.

Buddhist Youth Step Up Momentum toward Nuclear Abolition, Spread Message of Peace

By Tiffany McCallen — August 6, 2014
HIROSHIMA, JAPAN: On August 6, members of the Soka Gakkai lay Buddhist association gathered for a memorial prayer meeting in Hiroshima to mark the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city. Prayers were offered in memory of victims of the atomic bombings and for all victims of war. A similar meeting will be […]

Ronnie Floyd in 5 fast facts

By Tiffany McCallen — June 10, 2014
Here's your guide to the Southern Baptist Convention's new president in just five fast facts.

Second Annual “FAITH UNDER FIRE: Documentary Film Festival on Religion’s Hot Topics”

By Tiffany McCallen — April 3, 2014
TOLEDO, OHIO — Toledo Faith & Values (, a nonsectarian, nonprofit news site covering religion and spirituality in the Toledo area, presents its Second Annual “Faith Under Fire” Documentary Film Festival on Religion’s Hot Topics, from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, attended by more […]

RNS EVENT: Journalism Between Red Lines: Religion Reporting in a World of Conflict

By Tiffany McCallen — April 1, 2014
Journalism Between Red Lines: Covering Religion and Religious Freedom in a World of Conflict Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. Knight Conference Center at the Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. Religion News Service and the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute invite you to a timely and provocative discussion of the […]

Hartford Faith & Values, Yale Humanist Community host “Ask an Atheist” forum

By Tiffany McCallen — March 19, 2014
Hartford, Conn. — Hartford Faith & Values (, Connecticut’s nonsectarian,  nonprofit religion news website, has teamed up with The Yale Humanist Community to host the forum “Ask an Atheist” at the Yale University campus in New Haven. The April 7 forum will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Linsly-Chittenden Hall, room LC 102, […]

Spokane Faith & Values hosts “Faith Feast: A Progressive Intercultural Dinner” March 30

By Tiffany McCallen — March 18, 2014
SPOKANE, WASH. — Back by popular demand, Spokane Faith & Values ( is proud to announce its annual event “Faith Feast: A Progressive Intercultural Dinner” will take place at 4 p.m. on March 30. The dinner will kick off with Japanese appetizers at The Spokane Buddhist Temple. Then, guests will travel up the street to […]

Join Columbia Faith & Values for the Downtown Worship Walking Tour

By Tiffany McCallen — October 2, 2013
Columbia, Mo. — Columbia Faith & Values ( will hold its second walking tour of downtown houses of worship Oct. 12 and Oct. 19, 2013. The new tour includes an expanded list of venues, including First Christian Church, Second Baptist Church and the Islamic Center of Central Missouri. Come and learn about a diverse group […]

Faith & Values team takes home honors at 64th Religion Newswriters Association Awards for Religion Reporting Excellence

By Tiffany McCallen — October 2, 2013
Austin, Texas — Two Faith & Values (FAVS) websites were honored Saturday, Sept. 29 at the 2013 Religion Newswriters Association Awards banquet. The contest honors religion reporting excellence in the mainstream media. Spokane Faith & Values ( won third place in the Schachern Award for Online Section of the Year, and Wilmington Faith & Values […]

New Religious Art Walking Tours coming to downtown Wilmington Oct. 12 and Oct. 19

By Tiffany McCallen — September 12, 2013
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Amanda Greene, editor Wilmington Faith & Values P.O. Box 1517 Carolina Beach, NC 28428 Phone: 910-520-3958 Email: [email protected] Website: (Wilmington, N.C.) — Wilmington Faith & Values expands its roster of fabulous tours of downtown worship spaces this fall. The Religious Art Tours of African-American Churches will be 9-11 […]

From Bullets to Burnings: Religion & Violence in America

By Tiffany McCallen — August 28, 2013
Religion News Service’s regional hubs — the Faith & Values news sites — debut their first team series, “From Bullets to Burnings: Religion & Violence in America.” Part 1: The Business of Church Safety In its first weeklong series, Faith & Values news explores what happens when violence crosses thresholds in churches, synagogues and mosques. […]

Greene honored for work with Wilmington Faith & Values (

By Tiffany McCallen — May 23, 2013
May 23, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Tiffany McCallen Wilmington, N.C. — In the last month, Wilmington Faith & Values ( Editor Amanda Greene has been honored twice for her work with the new website — first as a recipient of the 28th Annual YWCA Lower Cape Fear Women of Achievement Awards and also as a […]
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