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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2020 Membership Special

Effective June 19, join RCC and receive a 50% discount on your membership for the rest of the year.

New Membership Category

RCC has added a new membership category “New Professional” for early career religious communicators who are in their first five years of service. Take advantage of the 2020 membership special and join RCC for just $22.50!

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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.

COVID-19 Resources for Religion Communicators 


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.


Featured News

Religion Communication Congress 2020 canceled

It is with great regret that the steering committee of Religion Communication Congress 2020 (RCCongress 2020) has canceled the forthcoming event, scheduled to be held in Arlington, Virginia on March 17-21. The uncertain forecast concerning the spread of the...

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