Creating Connections between the media and religion
Unique events bringing together local religious groups and media professionals in six cities in England will take place this autumn. They are part of the innovative Creating Connections project led by the Religion Media Centre, an independent organisation seeking to help the media be better informed and have greater understanding of religion and worldviews in the UK.
The events are designed to raise understanding between religious groups and the media, providing information about the media and religious landscapes of the areas and an opportunity for creating new contacts. The events will run from 2pm – 7.30pm, with afternoon and evening sessions, giving people the opportunity to attend either or both. The upcoming dates are:
- Coventry: Thursday 5th October, meeting room, Coventry Cathedral
- Newcastle: Wednesday 18th October, Cathedral of St Nicholas
- Liverpool: Thursday 9th November, The Black E
- Bristol: Wednesday 22nd November, Conference Hall, City Hall
- Norwich: Tuesday 30th November, venue to be confirmed
This is an opportunity for journalists, writers and media professionals, teachers, academics, faith groups, researchers, religious and community leaders to network, enhancing religious literacy and local understanding.
A selection of workshops will give local faith groups the chance to pitch their stories to journalists and give the media a window into the rich seam of stories to be mined from religious organisations in their patch. Key media professionals will give insights into their engagement with the community in a panel discussion and one of the workshops will be an introduction to basic media skills.
You can find more information here.