News and Updates from RCCongress 2010
12 Apr 2010 03:55:00 GMT
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 included.
12 Apr 2010 03:45:00 GMT
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 included.
12 Apr 2010 03:30:00 GMT
"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. Video included.
10 Apr 2010 05:30:00 GMT
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.
09 Apr 2010 11:59:00 GMT
Changing Society, Changing Media panel with Martin Marty, Kevin Eckstrom, Barbara Bradley Hagerty, Kenny Irby
08 Apr 2010 17:08:00 GMT
When it comes to faith, Mitch Albom believes in the power to change.
23 Feb 2010 22:44:00 GMT
Explore the power of photo-driven multimedia storytelling, ethical tough calls, editing strategies, and sharpen your ability to handle graphic and traumatic news coverage decisions.
Kathryn Lohre of The Pluralism Project will introduce Tools for Communicating in Multi-Religious America
16 Feb 2010 19:31:00 GMT
Kathryn Lohre, Assistant Director of The Pluralism Project, will demonstrate use of the online news database, directory of religious centers, and introductory materials on the world religions from The Pluralism Project, and explore documentary films, case studies, and the use of social networking sites to expand the audience and impact of our work.
16 Feb 2010 17:45:00 GMT
This workshop will discuss and reveal the experience of how a small ITC project in Taiwan began, grew, and has changed the lives of migrant workers.
16 Feb 2010 15:05:00 GMT
Deirdre Colgan, Executive Director of Sacred Space International, will lead walking tour of sacred spaces in the Chicago Loop as a special Pre-Congress tour on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 7, 2010 before the Opening Banquet and Program that evening.
08 Feb 2010 06:55:00 GMT
Katya Andresen, Chief Operating Officer at Network for Good, will lead "Finding Your Marketing Sweet Spot: A hedgehog, a sock, and the path to communications enlightenment online" at RCCongress 2010. Learn how to rise above your competition and attain standout status with marketing savvy.
08 Feb 2010 06:51:00 GMT
Learn how to stay on message and handle tough issues when you are in the media spotlight.
08 Feb 2010 06:30:00 GMT
Carole St. Laurent, Multimedia / Web Consultant at FluidIT Solutions, will lead a workshop at RCCongress 2010 exploring ways digital communication tools can contribute to peace building by enhancing our ability to empathize with each other more deeply, map conflict areas, or refocus dialogues around facts.
03 Feb 2010 17:08:00 GMT
Learn to build community online through social networking with Aaron Spiegel at the Religion Communication Congress, April 7-10, 2010.
03 Feb 2010 14:15:00 GMT
Why does video matter to your organization? What does viral really mean? Learn from Michael Hoffman at the Religion Communication Congress, April 7-10, 2010.
03 Feb 2010 03:12:00 GMT
Debra Mason will discuss the status of religion in the news and why some beat journalists are upbeat about where the media are headed.
Stewart M. Hoover and Nabil Echchaibi will lead "Global Media, Global Religion: Research on Popular Media and the Remaking of Religions"
02 Feb 2010 24:38:00 GMT
Stewart M. Hoover and Nabil Echchaibi, Professors in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will lead a seminar at RCCongress 2010 looking at the way the media are changing the religious cultures of Christianity and Islam in the West, in the Middle East, and in the developing world.
20 Jan 2010 02:34:00 GMT
Early registration deadline extended to March 1, 2010! Register now to save $25!
07 Dec 2009 16:38:00 GMT
Learn tips on how to make religion writers in today's newsrooms drop everything and pay attention to your texts, tweets and telephone calls.
07 Dec 2009 15:51:00 GMT
Mary Stamp believes media can educate people to make a difference by improving their relationships, communities, society, nations and world.
18 Nov 2009 21:23:00 GMT
Kevin Eckstrom, Editor, Religion News Service, will serve as a panelist for the "Changing Society, Changing Media" panel discussion moderated by Martin Marty on April 8, 2010 at RCCongress 2010.
11 Nov 2009 15:47:00 GMT
Explore ways faith communities are employing Second Life to share and communicate faith in this workshop by David Louder.
29 Oct 2009 02:07:00 GMT
Using two of the latest studies of congregational life the workshop provides clear criteria for judging national studies and strategies for comparing diverse research reports.
22 Oct 2009 23:43:00 GMT
Mitch Albom, author of "Have A Little Faith" and "Tuesdays with Morrie" will speak at the opening banquet of RCCongress 2010 in Chicago.
22 Oct 2009 17:07:00 GMT
The documentary film, "Triage," to be featured at the Religion Communication Congress in Chicago April 8, follows Dr. James Orbinski to Somalia, Rwanda and Congo and captures the haunting choices doctors must make as they race against time with limited resources.
20 Oct 2009 19:53:00 GMT
A whirlwind tour of tools in Adobe Photoshop and a fast-paced session on photo editing and color correction will be offered by Kevin Slimp, Director of the Institute of Newspaper Technology, at the Religion Communication Congress, April 7-10, 2010.
16 Oct 2009 15:30:00 GMT
"How to Get Started and Offer Quality Programs" will be the focus of the Broadcast Radio workshop led by Janaan Hashim at the Religion Communication Congress, April 7-10, 2010.
30 Sep 2009 03:20:00 GMT
Nekeisha Alexis-Baker and Ryan Miller will describe their experience of integrating anti-racist principles and practices in "Shared Voices: Communicating in Anti-racist Ways" at RCCongress 2010.
18 Sep 2009 20:11:00 GMT
The Planning Committee for RCCongress 2010 is pleased to announce the successful applicants for the Global Partners grants.
Kevin Keener to lead workshop on use of copyrighted works to provide a revenue stream or to promote a message
14 Sep 2009 16:23:00 GMT
The structure of copyright law, the permissible use of copyrighted works, and how copyright applies to the religious community will be explored in Kevin Keener's workshop on "Using Works to Further Your Message: How Copyright Law Applies to Communities of Faith" at RCCongress 2010.
18 Aug 2009 16:16:00 GMT
In two workshops focusing on strategies for nonprofits, you can learn how video fits in with your organizational goals and how your organization can equip its members to become brand ambassadors online. Join us at the Religion Communication Congress, April 7-10, 2010.
05 Aug 2009 06:01:00 GMT
Abdul Malik Mujahid, Founding Chairman of Sound Vision Foundation, will lead "Using the Internet as a Tool for Faith Understanding" at the Religion Communication Congress, April 7-10, 2010.
27 Jul 2009 21:08:00 GMT
Angela Bengtson, Membership and Communications Office Support at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo, Minnesota, will lead "Top-Notch Congregational Communication" at RCCongress 2010.
07 Jul 2009 22:18:00 GMT
Greg Reifel, Managing Partner at Tom, Dick and Harry Advertising, will lead "How Advertising Can Help Activate the Members of a Church" at RCCongress 2010.
07 Jul 2009 15:51:00 GMT
Michael D. Watson, Art Director for "The Lutheran" magazine, will lead "The BYOC (Bring Your Own Camera) Workshop." Be ready for tips, tricks and fun -- and bring your own camera. This will be a hands on workshop.
15 Jun 2009 21:36:00 GMT
Interfaith Youth Core will share a multi-voice, interfaith, spoken-word performance that illuminates the religious experiences of young people in contemporary America.
09 Jun 2009 06:06:00 GMT
Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University, Frederic Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society at Harvard University, and Director of The Pluralism Project, will be a plenary speaker on Pluralism at RCCongress 2010.
27 May 2009 21:11:00 GMT
Jean DiGiovanna, President of ThinkPeople, will present a 7 step process to package content for high impact. Participants in this RCCongress 2010 workshop will gain tools and a solid foundation to shorten prep time, increase value, and position organizations for high growth.
14 May 2009 05:28:00 GMT
Barbara Bradley Hagerty, religion correspondent for National Public Radio, will serve as a panelist for the "Changing Society, Changing Media" panel discussion moderated by Martin Marty on April 8, 2010 at RCCongress 2010.
30 Apr 2009 01:40:00 GMT
Nick Stuart, President and CEO of Odyssey Networks, will join the panel made up of people from different cultures and countries to discuss social cohesion, cultural diversity, and the integration of different cultural and religious groups into an increasingly pluralistic society. Religious communicators will be challenged as to how best they can respond.
Joan Brown Campbell, Director of the Department of Religion at the Chautauqua Institution, will participate in RCCongress 2010
20 Apr 2009 24:40:00 GMT
18 Apr 2009 19:01:00 GMT
Aaron Spiegel, Information Technology Director at Center for Congregations and Campus Rabbi for Butler University, will lead a workshop on "Social Networking and Congregations."
08 Apr 2009 20:43:00 GMT
Topics include new media, media advocacy, media justice, changing roles of religion reporters and religion news. Leaders include Heidi Campbell, Debra L. Mason, Rajyashri S. Waghray, Basilio G. Monteiro, Stewart M. Hoover, J. Bennett Guess, and Cheryl Leanza.
31 Mar 2009 21:53:00 GMT
Excerpts from 12 select films with a faith and values element will be showcased during the international, interfaith event, and time will be provided for the producers to present and discuss their masterpieces.
28 Mar 2009 02:45:00 GMT
Chris Heckert, co-editor of "For Everyone Born: Global Songs for an Emerging Church" will join the music team as guitarist for Gathering and Celebrating the Sacred at RCCongress 2010.
12 Mar 2009 21:45:00 GMT
Earl Talbot, a renowned drummer, composer, producer, and instructor, will join the music team for Gathering and Celebrating the Sacred at RCCongress 2010.
12 Mar 2009 21:30:00 GMT
Tim Frakes, Owner of Tim Frakes Productions, will lead a workshop at RCCongress 2010 exploring inexpensive ways to harness web video. He examine basic video production and post-production techniques, editing software recommendations, and uploading tips.
19 Feb 2009 04:52:00 GMT
Rebecca Randall, Director of Outreach at Common Sense Media, will lead an interactive, multi-media presentation at RCCongress 2010 including an overview of what young people are really doing with media as well as the challenges and opportunities kids' media use pose for parents and faith communities.
18 Feb 2009 24:35:00 GMT
Musicians Ken Medema and Jorge Lockward will bring their unique musical talents to Religion Communication Congress 2010, the world's largest interfaith gathering of faith communications professionals, scheduled for April 7-10, 2010 in Chicago.