An Interfaith Association of Religion Communicators since 1929

Religion Communicators Council

About Us

The Religion Communicators Council (RCC), founded in 1929, is an association of communications professionals who work for and with a diverse group of faith-based organizations in the areas of communications, public relations, advertising and development.

The RCC provides opportunities for communicators to learn from each other. Together, RCC members promote excellence in the communication of faith and values in the public arena and encourage understanding among religious and faith groups.


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Rapid Response: Getting and Staying Ahead of the Story Title Slide

Check Out Our Latest Webinar

During our August 6, 2020 professional development webinar, RCC member Ryan Koch reviewed what advance planning you can put in place to prepare for crises; how to define direction and responsibilities with senior leaders; and how to craft concise talking points for internal and external audiences.

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With your generous financial support, the Religion Communicators Council can continue to support religious communication professionals and encourage religious literacy in both religious and secular media.

DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards

The DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards are given annually to active members of the Religion Communicators Council who demonstrate excellence in religious communications and public relations.

Wilbur Awards

Since 1949, the Wilbur Awards have been presented annually to recognize excellence in the communication of religious issues, values, and themes in public secular media. Through the awards, the Religion Communicators Council recognizes the work of individuals, production companies and agencies as they communicate about religious issues, values and themes with professionalism, fairness, respect and honesty.


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Entry period opens for 2021 Wilbur Awards

Religion Communicators Council to accept submissions until February 8. NEW YORK — The Religion Communicators Council (RCC) is accepting entries for the 2021 Wilbur Awards. Secular communicators have until February 8, 2021 to submit work produced during 2020 for...

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