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