About Gustav Niebuhr
Gustav Niebuhr is the senior religion writer at The New York Times, reporting on major trends in religion and their intersection with other social and cultural issues. Before joining The New York Times, he wrote for The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has covered the mass suicide of members of the Heaven’s Gate cult, the growth of mega-churches in American cities, the development of Islam as a major American religious presence, and the rise of religious conservatives as a national political force. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Religion Newswriters Association prize, the Templeton Religion Reporter of the Year Award, and the Supple Memorial Award.