Contributor: Amy Reumann

Amy Reumann is a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). She has served as director of ELCA Advocacy since January 2016, coordinating and leading a ministry of faith-based advocacy at state, national, and international levels. Prior to starting her current position, Amy served congregations in New Jersey and Wisconsin and was the Assistant to the Bishop for Urban Ministry in the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the ELCA. A graduate of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and the Theologisches Seminar in Leipzig, German Democratic Republic, Amy is a GreenFaith Fellow in religious-environmental leadership. She is currently engaged in the graduate certificate program in Religion and Public Life at the Newseum Institute in Washington D.C. In her spare time, Amy parents two active daughters, tends her garden, teaches others about native plants, knits up a storm, and devours mysteries.

Holy Curiosity and the Gospel’s True Facts about “Fake News”

I first encountered the calculated promulgation of “fake news”—or “propaganda,” to borrow an older term—as a governing strategy during a year of studying theology in the former East Germany. The Eastern Bloc nation tightly controlled the information available to the public with equal parts censorship and propaganda. Newspapers featured glowing headlines about the... Read more