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Manya Brachear Pashman
Responsible for: exploring how faith shapes people's lives; tracking developments and changes on Chicago's religious landscape; holding religious institutions accountable; explaining how religious can drive people to extraordinary action; facilitating discussion about religion through the Tribune's religion blog and public events.
Manya Brachear joined the Chicago Tribune in June 2003. As the paper's religion reporter, she has helped chronicle two papal transitions from Rome, the Dalai Lama's visits to Chicago, Protestant debates about gay clergy, progress and pitfalls of interfaith dialogue and the emerging role of religion in American politics. Brachear Pashman earned a bachelor's degree from Appalachian State University and masters' degrees in journalism and religious studies from Columbia University. She also has written for Time magazine, The Dallas Morning News, Beliefnet.com and the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. She serves as president of the Religion Newswriters Association.
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