The anniversary of the 2001 attacks could "bring about painful recollections of terrorism and its effects," the resolution said. Rhetoric about the attacks "could become heated and distorted as it intermingles the religious identity of participants in those heinous acts," the measure continued.
The council encourages communicators for faith groups to adhere to the highest ethical guidelines in presenting religious faith and values in public discourse.
"We encourage our members to consider having their faith groups adopt similar resolutions on civil discourse," said Deb K. Christian, council president. She is management team leader for UMR Communications in Dallas.
About the Religion Communicators Council:
The Religion Communicators Council is an interfaith association of more than 400 religion communicators working in print and electronic communication, advertising, and public relations. Members represent Baha'i, Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim faith communities. Founded in 1929, the council is the oldest public relations professional association in the United States. Council headquarters is in New York City.
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