Religion Dispatches is a daily non-profit online magazine covering religion, politics, and culture from a progressive or liberal interfaith perspective. It was founded in 2007.[2][3] The founders were Gary Laderman, a religion studies scholar from Emory University; Linell Cady, a religion studies scholar from Arizona State University; and Evan Derkacz, a journalist who formerly wrote for AlterNet.[4]

The website was nominated for Webby Awards in the Religion & Spirituality category for the 2011 Webby Awards and the 2012 Webby Awards.[5][6]

In October 2013, Religion Dispatches moved to the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism's website. Diane Winston, chairman of Media and Religion at USC, heads the publication.[7]