Religion communicators come from all walks of life, and pop up everywhere on the political spectrum, but according to RCC members who participated in a webinar this week, politics seek to divide and religion should bring people together.
The Religion Communicators Council (RCC) is an interfaith association of religion communicators at work in print and electronic communication, marketing, and public relations. During a recent webinar co-hosted by the RCC and Communicators for Women Religious (CWR), the topic was Divinity over Division: Communicating Spirituality in a Climate of Polarity.
The panel focused in on how communicators can bring people together over the issues that matter while both staying above the noise and how to make a difference in today’s world.
Panel members were:
- Ibrahim Anli, Executive Director, Rumi Forum Center for Faith, Identity & Globalization
- Sr. Joanne Gallagher, CSJ, Director of Communications, Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston
- Barbara Hecht, Director of Communications, Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden
- Joyce Litoff, Associate Director of Communications, Baha’i National Center
- Brad Pomerance, Senior Vice President, Programming & Host, Jewish Life Television
The panel was was moderated by Rev. Brian Fesler, President of the Religion Communicators Council and pastor of the Church of Scientology Nashville and Ginny Hizer, Executive Director of the Communicators for Women Religious. The webinar was recorded and is available on YouTube.
The RCC has members from every faith group and walk of life including Baha’is, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Scientologists, Sikhs, Hindus, and more. The 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. For more information about the Religion Communicators Council, visit religioncommunicators.org or to become a member visit https://religioncommunicators.org/become-a-member/.