These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2006 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs is an academic research center investigating global challenges related to religion, peace, and world affairs.
The center conducts research, organizes events, and offers educational resources for various audiences to deepen the understanding of religion’s impact on global politics and society. The website features diverse content covering religion and diplomacy, including articles, reports, and multimedia. The center was established through a donation from William R. Berkley, a prominent insurance magnate well-known for his philanthropic efforts.
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Analysis / Bias
The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs provides original reporting and well-sourced content featuring contributions from researchers and scholars. One example is a report titled “China’s Religious Diplomacy for Its Belt and Road Initiative,” this article investigates China’s use of five major religions for its BRI diplomacy. The 14-page report cites various sources, including those with lower credibility, such as The People’s Daily, but they contribute to a thorough analysis of the subject.
The center’s publications include individual authors’ or scholars’ opinions and perspectives based on their research and expertise. For example, an article titled “Faith and Politics in the Biden Era: The Crisis and Opportunity of U.S. Catholicism” discusses left-leaning issues such as pro-immigration, workers’ rights, and climate change while acknowledging disagreements over abortion and LGBT rights. The article cites credible sources, such as the official Supreme Court website, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the New York Times, Whitehouse.gov, and USA Today. Another article,“Donald Trump’s Self-Destructive Policies on Religion,” takes a critical stance towards former President Trump’s policies.
In general, The Berkley Center is fact-based and holds left-leaning editorial positions.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 05/06/2023)
Last Updated on May 6, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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