Happy Anniversary to us and thank you for helping us usher in two years of blogging! When we launched our blog on October 15, 2011, we wanted to highlight some of the best work that examined the nexus between Rhetoric Race and Religion and with over 1500 posts and over 170,000 page views, we believe we have.
During this past year, we continued with our Rhetoric Race and Religion "Readers." After our successful Trayvon Martin Reader, we followed up with Readers that focused on the Zimmerman Trial and one After the Verdict. We also did one on the Boston Bombing, The Connecticut School Shooting, Kassandra Michelle Perkins and Jovan Belcher, and one of our most popular ones, Reflections on the Election. While we did not continue our R3 book club, we still published numerous book reviews, call for papers, upcoming events and interviews. Finally, along with linking and sharing other articles via our blog, we celebrated and highlighted the work of our own contributors. Through this blog, the world met our eclectic group of scholars, community activists, pastors, preachers, and teachers. We again thank them for their contributions and support of the blog.
We are excited about our third year and we want to build on this momentum. While we look to continue the R3 Readers and more critical commentary from our contributors, we seek to do much more. As we dream and discern what is next for us, we ask that you support us by sharing our blog and posts with your friends and contacts via Twitter and Facebook. If you blog with us, we ask that you share your posts and the posts of other R3 bloggers. Finally, we ask you to comment on posts as well.
As editor, this blog has taken up more time that I originally thought, but I am not complaining. I enjoy the work, the dialogue, and the feedback. Serving as editor has allowed me to meet wonderful people, read good articles and make new friends. I invite you to join us on Facebook and/or Twitter @examinereligion. You can follow me personally on Twitter @aejohnsonphd. Again, we thank you for your support and please keep reading and sharing.
Andre E. Johnson