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About Faithfully Magazine

Faithfully Magazine is an independently owned and operated multimedia platform reporting on issues, conversations, and events impacting Christian communities of color for an ethnically-inclusive and ecumenical audience. We publish insightful Q&As, inspiring features, and timely commentaries reflecting some of the most influential voices in U.S. Christianity. As a distinct media organization with diversity at its core, Faithfully Magazine has been featured or mentioned in publications such as The Washington Post; Vulture; Religion Dispatches; Christianity Today; The Federalist; The Christian Post; Missio Alliance, WNYC, Fortune magazine’s “Race Ahead” Newsletter, and elsewhere. We inform and celebrate Christian communities of color through faithfullymagazine.com, a newsletter, podcast, and video channel.

Faithfully Magazine follows in the footsteps of the pioneering Black-owned Christian publication Gospel Today magazine, once the premier source of inspiration and information for the African American Christian community. In 2019, Gospel Today publisher Roland Hairston II passed the torch to faithfullymagazine.com.

Our tagline is “News, Culture, and Christianity…for the Times.”

Over the years, we have worked with various organizations to produce insightful religion coverage. Some of these organizations include Sacred Writes, to assist religion scholars in framing their work for a wider audience; the Solutions Journalism Network, for a climate change reporting series with other newsrooms; and CivicStory, on its NJ Sustainability Reporting Fellowship program.

Founder and Managing Editor

Nicola A. Menzie is a journalist with decades of experience in religion, race, and culture/entertainment reporting. Her bylines have appeared on the websites of Christianity Today, Sojourners Magazine, Washington Post, Religion News Service, CBS News, and Vibe magazine. A lauded writer whose work has been cited in numerous books, journal articles and dissertations, Nicola is also known for her entrepreneurial spirit and successful track record of launching and growing faith-based media ventures. She routinely appears as a guest panelist at conferences and serves as a juror/judge of various journalism and book award competitions. She holds a degree from New York University, an advanced certificate from Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, and has taken M.Div. courses at Alliance Theological Seminary. Read Nicola’s interviews about Faithfully Magazine’s mission with Christianity Today and Religion Dispatches and listen to her comments on the publication in this episode of the “Truth’s Table” podcast.

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History

Initially online in 2016, Faithfully Magazine’s premiere print issue was successfully funded on Jan. 31, 2017, via a Kickstarter campaign thanks to 100 people, including the following Backers:

Rich Walker Jr., Grace Cho, Tamario Bryant, Marcus T. Coleman Jr, Angela Dean, Beka Mullins, Julie Blauwkamp, Donovan Potter, Brad Sargent, Bonnie McKernan, Andrew Denton, The Junia Project, Richard Clark, Amber Haines, Morgan Lee, Jevon Bolden, Ashley Hart, Christi Gandham, Andrew Vanderput, Katie Beth Tison, Shu-Fy H. Pongnon, Sean Palmer, Veronica Wilson, Joy Wickholm Bennett, Katsunao Ishii, Bill Kinnon, and Greg Jao. Faithfully Media, LLC is grateful to all 100 Kickstarter backers.

Faithfully Magazine’s development would not have been possible without the support of various volunteer staff, including former Associate Editor Timothy Isaiah Cho and early advisors Jeffrey Yim, Roland Hairston, Dr. Louis DeCaro Jr., and Ju-Don Marshall.