Live from RCCongress 2010

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News Releases from RCCongress 2010

video includedThe future? Think mobile, mobile, mobile, says digital expert

Trying to understand the future of global communication? A small hand-held device already takes pride of place, says a noted expert on digital communication.

video includedIslamic society head describes changing Muslim community engagement

Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Director of Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary told a story of how change involves communication to participants gathered in Chicago for Religion Communication Congress 2010 (April 7-10).

video includedUse of new communication venues necessary to spread message of hope

"Pluralism begins with difference. Real religious pluralism means our engagement with one another requires building sturdy relationships," said Diana Eck, developer and director of The Pluralism Project at Harvard University, in a Friday keynote address to participants in Religion Communication Congress 2010.

Rev. Moss to faith communicators: "Remix your message"

When a pastor known for his work in developing a new generation of prophetic leaders in a faith tradition and for bridging the generation gap stands up and tells you to be ready to "remix" your message, you stop for a few minutes and listen.

When news stories that were posted four hours ago are old, how in the world can you keep up?

Dr. Martin Marty, professor emeritus of the University of Chicago Divinity School and renowned religion historian, moderated a Thursday morning panel addressing the changing media landscape for participants in the April 7-10 gathering of faith communicators, Religion Communication Congress 2010.

Faith and change go hand in hand, Mitch Albom tells faith communicators

When it comes to faith, Mitch Albom believes in the power to change.

News coverage and blog postings about RCCongress 2010 from around the web

RCCongress 2010 Highlights

April 19, 2010 | Interfaithing article by Delaine

The RCCongress is a once-a-decade interfaith forum that provides a hands-on opportunity for media and religion professionals to learn how to effectively communicate matters of faith responsibly and fairly to a shrinking world of religiously and culturally diverse people by utilizing the latest technologies and communication practices.

ChurchPost presents in Chicago

April 18, 2010 | Blog article by John Goodell

We had a wonderful time in Chicago at the 2010 Religion Communication Conference last week! In addition to meeting many of our fantastic current customers, we met a host of people (of every denomination) from pretty much every state across the United States. [Article features video by RCC member, Art McClanahan]

RCCongress communicators embrace change

April 16, 2010 | UMR news story by Robin Russell

No one wondered in 2000 what the Qu'ran says about radical terrorist acts. Journalists back then were gatekeepers who decided what their readers would know and when. And tweets? Well, that was just for the birds.

Religion and media increasingly converging, says US researcher

April 14, 2010 | ENI story by Chris Herlinger

Religion and media are increasingly converging because of the changing nature of an integrated, globalised world, according to several experts who presented their views at an international conference on religious communication.

Front-porch social media?

April 13, 2010 | Peter Smith, The Courier-Journal

Social media can build community or divide people, just as physical architecture can, a Chicago pastor told a national conference of religion communicators.

"The front-porch theology is the theology we have to have," said the Rev. Otis Moss III, recalling the Southern neighborhoods where his family traces his roots.

Gender Bias in the News

Reflection by Mary Beth Coudal in Getting Published

One on-going topic at the Religion Communication Congress 2010 is: What makes for a good religion story? Manya Brachear, religion reporter at the Chicago Tribune, answered this question in a provocative workshop.

She is looking for "emotionally engaging stories." To find them, she sometimes looks at Google’s Hot Trends. She eavesdrops on what she calls the “national conversation.”

Media New and Old

April 12, 2010 | Reflection by Martin E. Marty in Sightings

Every ten years a Religion Communication Congress meets, as it did last weekend in Chicago. I attended, as is my decennial habit.

Big Answers on Small Screens

April 12, 2010 | Reflection by Mary Beth Coudal in 7 Rules To Live By

I like knowing where to find answers to life's mysteries. "And the answer is seen on that little screen. The answer is seen on that screen," sung to the tune of the Blowing in the Wind. Everybody now, join in.

RCCongress 2010 Live Blog

Notes by Matt Carlisle during RCCongress 2010

Speaker and workshop leader presentations

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