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World Religions: Sikhs, Seventh-Day Adventists, and Mennonites — an Interfaith Special - to be broadcast Dec. 14 on CBS

Richard (Dick) Duerksen, retired RCC member, being interviewed by Wilbur Award winner CBS producer Liz Kineke.

World Religions: Sikhs, Seventh-Day Adventists, & Mennonites, a CBS Interfaith Special, looks at three faiths and asks them to share with us their beliefs, traditions, histories and modern voice. This special broadcast will be on the CBS Television Network Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 (check local listings ).

On the program, we interview:

  • Simran Jeet Singh, who is a Sikh and a PhD candidate at Columbia University’s Department of Religion
  • John L. Ruth, a Mennonite who is a descendent of the first early Mennonite settlers in the U.S.
  • Joel Alderfer and Forrest Moyer of the Mennonite Heritage Center in Harleysville, Penn.
  • Ella Smith Simmons, Vice President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, a Protestant denomination that began in America in the mid-1800s
  • Dr. Bill Knott, editor of the Adventist Review and Adventist World
  • Richard Duerksen, Assistant to the President for Maranatha Volunteers International


Webcast: What the Data Really Says About Trends in Religion

speaker photosThe El-Hibri Foundation is hosting a live conversation with leading religion researchers David Kinnaman (Barna Group) and Alan Cooperman (Pew Research Center), moderated by Michelle Boorstein of the Washington Post.

This is a joint event of the El-Hibri Foundation, Religion Communicators Council, and Religion Newswriters Association. Tune in for the public webcast on December 11th at 4:30pm ET at www.elhibrifoundation.org/live.

Making LinkedIn work for you

By Linda Bloom, New York Chapter President

Kevin Ryan at NYC meetingKevin S. Ryan (www.ksryangroup.com), a former journalist for the New York Times and Newsday and expert on social marketing for business, offered some helpful tips to the New York Chapter of Religion Communicators Council Nov. 5.

More than 20 participants brought laptops, tablets and smartphones to the workshop setting at the Church World Service conference room in the Interchurch Center.

Ryan offered practical advice on how to craft a LinkedIn profile which, he said, should read like a conversation rather than a résumé.


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