Stephen Prothero to speak at April convention
Dr. Stephen Prothero is a key leader in religious literacy and will be with us Thursday, April 9 for the opening of our convention.
Dr. Prothero is a professor in the Department of Religion at Boston University and the author of numerous books, most recently The American Bible: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation (HarperOne 2012), God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World--and Why Their Differences Matter (HarperOne, 2010) and the New York Times bestseller Religious Literacy: What Americans Need to Know (HarperOne, 2007).
He has commented on religion on dozens of National Public Radio programs, and on television on CNN, NBC, MSNBC, FOX, and PBS. He was also a guest on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart, "The Colbert Report," and "The Oprah Winfrey Show." He was also the chief editorial consultant for the six-hour WGBH/PBS television series "God in America" (2010).
A regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, he has also written for the New York Times, Slate, Salon, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe.
In 2010 he was invited to speak about religious literacy at the White House. During 2012-13 he was a fellow at the Smithsonian's Museum of American History.
Prothero received his BA from Yale in American Studies and his PhD in the Study of Religion from Harvard. He lives on Cape Cod, and he tweets @sprothero.
World Religions: Sikhs, Seventh-Day Adventists, and Mennonites — an Interfaith Special - to be broadcast Dec. 14 on CBS
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:
Webcast: What the Data Really Says About Trends in Religion
The 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.
Making LinkedIn work for you
By Linda Bloom, New York Chapter President
Kevin 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.
Promoting Religious Literacy
A new front in the Ebola crisis by Larry Hollon on his blog, Faith, Media & Culture
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