Fault lines of Faith – September 18th
TRAVERSE CITY — International journalist Kira Kay, special correspondent for the PBS NewsHour and co-founder of the Bureau for International Reporting, will kick off the 2014-15 International Affairs Forum lecture series Sept. 18 with her presentation, “Fault Lines of Faith: Reporting on Sectarian Conflict Around the Globe” set for 6 p.m. in Milliken Auditorium.
While sectarian conflict goes back to the dawn of time, today’s world seems marked as never before by divisions split along religious lines. These fault lines are found in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Western democracies. Kay’s presentation will include video from her television series Fault Lines of Faith. She has reported from around the globe on sectarian conflict including anti-Muslim rhetoric and violence in Myanmar, recent Muslim-Christian tensions in Kenya, and inter-Christian warfare in Northern Ireland.
Kay founded the Bureau for International Reporting (BIR), a non-profit news organization dedicated to the coverage of overlooked foreign issues and regions, in 2007. As the primary on-air correspondent and producer, she regularly reports for PBS NewsHour and other national news organizations including CBS’ 60 Minutes.