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Pacific Coast Interfaith Communicators

MISSION: Promote religious literacy, interfaith appreciation and cooperation, and excellence in religious publicity and secular journalism focused on religion

Letter from the Editor

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to our new subscribers, and greetings to members and associates!

This twice-monthly chapter newsletter is free, but the upcoming national RCC convention "Opening New Portals: Building Community" on April 6 - 9 is an exclusive members-only event. Various options to join or renew are available. Find out more on our website

The #WIHW2021 "Seeds of Peace: Growing a New Alliance of Virtue" webinar was a big success -- more than three times as many people registered as expected, and the music video has already been shared hundreds of times. Links to the recordings are below. 

We welcome your comments and feedback about our chapter-in-formation. Feel free to send me an email!

Governor, Religion Communicators Council
Chair, Membership Committee

Objective: Promote Religious Literacy

The Pacific Coast Chapter of the Religion Communicators Council and the Southern California Committee for the Parliament of World's Religions (a United Religions Initiative cooperation circle) convened a free webinar titled "Seeds of Peace: Growing a New Alliance of Virtue" featuring Ms. Audrey Kitagawa (President, International Academy for Multicultural Cooperation), Dr. Azza Karam (Secretary General, Religions for Peace International), and Rev. Susan Hayward (U.S. Institute of Peace) in dialogue with Dr. Richard Rose (University of Laverne Director of the Ecumenical Center for Black Church Studies) and Eric Kowalcyzk (Strategia Consulting). The Parliament of World's Religions was our #WIHW2021 promotional partner. 

Click here for the webinar recording, and enjoy a replay of the music video and original song "We Can Do This Now" produced especially for this event. 

Objective: Promote Interfaith Cooperation

Patrick Horn was an invited guest speaker for a World Interfaith Harmony Week panel hosted by the Global Law Thinkers Society, an association of legal scholars and professionals with members in more than 60 countries. He discussed youth leadership and interfaith dialogue for cooperative action, especially environmental stewardship. Recording is here

Objective: Foster Communications

“MAKE EVERY SUNDAY PEACE SUNDAYS is One Global Family’s CALL TO ACTION in collaboration with the Unity and Diversity World Council and the United Religions Initiative.  

Patrick Horn is a co-producer for the fourth Sunday webcasts focusing on environmental stewardship.  Did you miss the January 24th episode with Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe and Dr. Charles McNeill from the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative? You can watch the recording

Patrick was also co-producer of the World Interfaith Harmony Week episode on Jan 31st featuring Father James Channan (regional coordinator for URI-Pakistan) and Environmentalist Deepak (media coordinator for URI-East India) on the theme of "Faith Action for Sustainable Development and the One Trillion Trees Initiative." 

In The News

RCC National Update

•  Membership Benefits
RCC President Jackie Fuller reports RCC is finalizing an agreement with Interfaith Credit Union to offer its services to our members. More details coming soon.

Your RCC membership qualifies you to earn the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR), a credential that keeps you current on today’s best practices and applications in the ever-evolving communications profession. Want to learn more? Contact RCC’s representative Jeff Huett at 202-680-4127.

• Wilbur Awards
For over 70 years, the Religion Communicators Council has recognized the work of individuals, production companies, and agencies as they communicate about religious issues, values, and themes with professionalism, fairness, respect, and honesty. Any person or agency may submit entries for the 2021 Wilbur Awards. Entries are eligible if released or distributed through a non-religious medium of general circulation during the 2020 calendar year. The work must be focused on religious issues, positive values, and uplifting themes. Entry is open now. Any questions can be referred to Ryan John Koch. Deadline was February 8, 2021.

• DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards
The Nashville Chapter of RCC is providing coordination of the DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards, presented annually to active RCC members who demonstrate excellence in religion communications and public relations. Follow this link to access Categories and Classes and enter online. Any questions can be referred to Brian FeslerDeadline was January 19, 2021.

• Annual Convention: “Opening New Portals: Building Community.” 
Save the dates of April 6-9, 2021. The Religion Communicators Council (RCC), Associated Church Press (ACP), and Canadian Christian Communicators Association (CCCA) will present their 2021 Annual Meeting/Conventions as a virtual event, including RCC’s DeRose-Hinkhouse and the Wilbur Awards presentations. We will be using the WHOVA platform. Watch for further details and schedule.
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