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Megan Sweas

USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture

Megan Sweas is the editor for Spiritual Exemplars: A Global Project on Engaged Spirituality at the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC). Through the project, she coordinated a journalism fellowship that supported 80 projects about spiritually-inspired humanitarians, and edited stories from an additional 25 projects conducted by researchers at CRCC. 

A freelance journalist, Sweas is the author of Putting Education to Work: How Cristo Rey High Schools are Transforming Urban Education. She writes about social and economic justice issues and world religions for publications such as GlobalPost, Religion News Service, National Catholic Reporter and Religion Dispatches. She traveled to Italy in 2014 to report on Europe’s immigration crisis as a recipient of the International Reporting Project’s religion reporting fellowship.

Sweas previously covered politics and social issues as an editor at U.S. Catholic magazine, where she also ran the website. She was an Annenberg Fellow at the University of Southern California, where she earned a Master’s degree in specialized journalism. She graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Read more at MeganSweas.com.   Twitter: @msweas