March 7, 2017
Four productions about black Americans win 2017 Wilbur Awards
Religion Communicators Council honors 26 for work during 2016
Wilbur Award winners receive a handcrafted stained-glass trophy and national recognition for their work.
NEW YORK — A motion picture, two television productions and a non-fiction book that tell stories of...
March 4, 2017
New York Chapter discusses religious literacy with Ariel Ennis
Social media on the cheap. Using an android phone (with a soda can as a tripod), Brian Finnerty livestreamed the RCC meeting using Facebook Live.
Working with the Of Many Institute for Multifaith Leadership at NYU has given Ariel Ennis unique insights into the role of...
March 3, 2017
Washington Post religion reporter Julie Zauzmer shares stories with the DC chapter
By Richard Chung, Intern, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
Julie Zauzmer, religion reporter for The Washington Post
The Pope’s 2015 visit to the U.S. was one of the biggest religion stories of the year. Little did Julie Zauzmer...
March 1, 2017
Religion communicators to address religious freedom, current issues at national convention
Religion communicators will meet March 30-April 1, 2017 in Chicago
CHICAGO — Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Rabbi David Saperstein, and journalist, playwright, and commentator, Wajahat Ali...
February 27, 2017
RCC Washington, DC chapter at the 5th Annual DC Interfaith Leadership Summit
Danny Hall, director of public affairs, Soka Gakkai International - USA, Washington DC and Jackie Fuller, executive producer and host, Interfaith Connections TV Show, Alexandria, Virginia at the 2017 DC Interfaith Leadership Summit.
February 3, 2017
New York Chapter learns about Newtown film
Carol Anne Dolan, executive producer of the documentary Newtown, speaks at the New York Chapter meeting
On January 17th, the New York chapter of the RCC met at the Episcopal Church Center for their first meeting of the year. The guest speaker this month was Carol Anne Dolan, executive producer of...
February 2, 2017
To RCC Members: please share this Wilbur Award information with your secular media contacts. Think of TV or radio programs, newspaper articles, books you want RCC to honor.
Deadline -- Five days for 2017 Wilbur Awards
Religion Communicators Council to accept entries through Feb. 6
Wilbur Award winners receive a handcrafted stained-glass trophy...
January 24, 2017
Deadline nears for annual awards honoring religion coverage in secular media
CHICAGO — At its annual convention March 30-April 1 in Chicago, the Religion Communicators Council will honor secular media for excellence in communicating religious issues, positive values and themes by presenting its annual Wilbur...
January 18, 2017
Peter Manseau discusses the intersection and importance of religion in American history
By Maya Boddie, Baptist Joint Committee intern
America’s story cannot be told without mentioning religion, and Peter Manseau has been tasked with telling that story at the Smithsonian. The Lilly Endowment Curator of...
January 16, 2017
Public Relations and the President
By Tom McAnally, retired director United Methodist News Service and former national president of RCC
In his one-hour “Dateline NBC” special interview with Lester Holt aired January 13, President Obama said his administration had accomplished its goals and fulfilled many of the desires of those who elected him but had failed in the “PR” field. His comment reminded me of a basic assertion in a classic textbook...