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WikiProject Religion

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By Mabeenot

This week, the Signpost delved into the vast and complex areas of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that make up religion. WikiProject Religion has been around since 2005 and has a complex scope, in that it only takes articles that deal with religion in a non-sectarian sense (like God or theology), along with any articles that do not have a dedicated daughter project. There are 56 items of featured material under the project's scope, along with two A-class and 112 good articles. We interviewed Devin Murphy, John Carter, Sowlos, and Adjwilley.

What motivated you to join WikiProject Religion? Do you also participate in any specific religion's WikiProject?
Have you contributed to any of the project's Featured or Good Articles? What challenges do editors face when bringing an article about religion to the FAC or GAN process?
When we conducted a series of interviews with the WikiProjects covering Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, we saw that all of these projects dealt to some extent with conflicts over the point of view expressed in articles. Do these conflicts ever bubble up to WikiProject Religion? What are the best ways to calm editors and resolve contentious issues?
How well are smaller religions covered by Wikipedia? If a religion does not have a dedicated WikiProject, where do discussions and collaborations typically take place?
What relationship does WikiProject Religion have with WikiProject Mythology? Is there any overlap in the projects' scopes?
Does WikiProject Religion handle forms of irreligion? How well are these topics covered by Wikipedia?
Are there any interfaith collaborations that could take place on Wikipedia to improve articles relevant to multiple faiths?
What are the project's most urgent needs? How can a new contributor help today?

Stay tuned for next week's article, which will deal with an entirely different-language Wikimedia project. Until then, find your favorite candidate in the archive.

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I have not had a chance to read this wikiproject report yet (I am behind on a lot of things), but just happened to see that one of the interviewees is currently also a candidate for wiki-adminship XOttawahitech (talk) 14:17, 26 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]


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