CHICAGO — The omnipresence of faith communications “here, there and everywhere” and mastering the channels for communicating those messages served as the theme of the Religion Communicators Council’s (RCC) annual convention, March 30-April 1.

The three-day event, “Virtually Here, There and Everywhere: Faith Communications and Presence,” was a multi-faith forum designed to enrich, engage, educate and empower professional communicators of religion and faith-based issues.

The conference provided an array of offerings for participants and online viewers of the livecasts and recorded sessions including skills-building workshops, thought-provoking plenaries, affirming peer groups and networking, improv and comedy options, interesting religious site visits, and dramatic presentations of awards for excellence in the profession.

The conference tackled the tough social issues of gun violence with films, a plenary and discussions. It also offered workshops on gender analysis, media engagement, social media methods, making podcasts, getting accreditation, seeing theater as communication, creating material specific to young people, building a blog, handling a crisis, and countering hate movements.

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