A guest from Meghan Mangrum, graduate student in the University of Florida's College of Journalism & Communications who is enrolled in #UFreligion's "Religion and the News" class.
The halls of inner-city Chicago Catholic schools, gay-rights events in Havana, the Mexico-American border and refugee communities in Italy - Megan Sweas’ work has taken her all over the world.
She has met with Cuban gay rights activists who are only partly out of the closet, disadvantaged youth striving for a better life in Chicago’s Cristo Rey Catholic Schools, a Nigerian-American student studying the Quran and her faith, nuns and priests who provide safe houses for refugees caught up in Europe’s refugee crisis in Italy, and so many more.
Sweas is a self-proclaimed “writer, editor and student of life,” based currently in Los Angeles, California, and predominantly covers social and economic justice issues, as well as world religions.
Raised Catholic (and currently a “practicing, nonbelieving Catholic”), her coverage of religion was not happenstance.