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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 Friends and Colleagues,

Registration is now open for the national RCC annual convention "Opening New Portals: Building Community" on April 6 - 9. ALL ARE WELCOME!

We will spotlight preliminary findings from the Global Media Monitoring Project, and workshops include "The Theology of Podcasting." Other featured content:
• 10 Useful Tools and Tactics for Strengthening Your Communications Work
• Diversity: How to Write and Produce Segments About Different Religions
• Including Underrepresented Voices in the Media

More info is in our National Update below. Watch for further announcements!

Governor, Religion Communicators Council
Chair, Membership Committee

Objective: Promote Religious Literacy

The Religion Communicators Council (RCC) announces 20 Wilbur Award winners to honor excellence by individuals in the secular media for communicating religious issues, values, and themes. These awards were given for work completed in 2020 in the fields of print and online journalism, book publishing, broadcasting, and film.

The Wilbur program is coordinated by RCC New York Chapter president Ryan Koch, who noted, “I am in awe of the way the awardees were able to communicate religious and inspiring themes with dedication, grace, and sensitivity. It is an honor to associate with professionals such as these, and I look forward to collaborating, coordinating, and communicating with them long into the future.”

The awards ceremony will take place virtually, on Friday, April 9, 2021, during the RCC’s annual convention, Opening New Portals, Building Community, to be held in conjunction with the Associated Church Press (ACP) and the Canadian Christian Communicators Association (CCCA). The Religion Communicators Council has presented Wilbur Awards annually since 1949. 

Objective: Promote Interfaith Cooperation

The first virtual Parliament of the World’s Religions will bring together people of faith from around the world in an instant to celebrate the enduring spirit and work of religious and spiritual communities striving toward a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. Registration is open now. Learn more about sponsorship and exhibition, or sign up for invitations for programs and presentations.

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 InitiativePatrick Horn is a co-producer for the fourth Sunday shows. 

Join us on March 28 at 3pm PST for a preview of World Unity Week (June 19 - 26). Our guest panelists will share about their pilgrimage to Israel, Palestine, and Jordan, which featured a water ritual and pipe ceremony at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. 

In The News

RCC National Update

• Annual Convention: All Virtual - April 6 - 9, 2021

Opening New Portals, Building Community
is designed to help communicators—reporters, editors, publishers, writers, marketers, freelancers, videographers, photographers, graphic designers and more—who work for the religious and mainstream media, denominations, religious and other organizations and non-profits and others to be supported and encouraged as people of faith and to network and develop and improve their skills.

In addition to plenary speakers, panels and workshops, it will include the business meetings and award ceremonies for the Associated Church Press, Religion Communicators Council and the Canadian Christian Communicators Association.

• Membership Benefits
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.

RCC President Jacqueline Fuller reports a new agreement with Interfaith Credit Union to offer its services to our members. Look for an announcement coming soon!
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