Webinar: The Challenge of ISIS in America: Perspectives from Peacebuilders and Interfaith Leaders
It's time for a clearer, more respectful understanding of how the U.S. interfaith movement approaches the conversation between the so-called Islamic State and faith in public life to be heard. We can't let pundits and so-called experts control the general public's understanding.
On October 27, Aaron Stauffer, Executive Director of Religions for Peace - USA, spoke with Dr. Omid Safi of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Jerusha Lamptey of Union Theological Seminary in New York City and Dr. Ron Kraybill, Senior Advisor on Peacebuilding and Development to the United Nations, stationed in Manilla, to help us reframe this conversation.
You are invited to watch the webinar video.
Crisis or Opportunity? You decide, speaker advises New York Chapter
By Linda Bloom
Is attention being paid in a less than flattering way to your religious group, institution or official? Decide whether being in the spotlight is a "crisis or opportunity," advises Neva Rae Fox, the public affairs officer for the Episcopal Church.
Fox offered some of her "best practices" for crisis communications during the Oct. 1 meeting of the New York Chapter of the Religious Communicators Council.
Even a positive event or topic can receive negative social media postings or negative press, she warned. Fox suggested taking the following steps to deal with a crisis:
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