Resolution On Civil Discourse During 10th Anniversary of 9/11
WHEREAS, The coming tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the USA will bring about painful recollections of terrorism and its effects; and
WHEREAS, The rhetoric at such times can become heated and distorted as it intermingles the religious identity of participants in those heinous acts; and
WHEREAS, The Religion Communicators Council encourages religion communicators to adhere to the highest ethical guidelines in the communication of religious faith and values in public discourse and to foster understanding among faith groups; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Board of Governors of the Religion Communicators Council calls for responsible discussion of religion and of all faith groups, seeking the understanding and acceptance of religious communities; and be it finally
RESOLVED, That the Board urges all who report and record news and register, edit or publish opinions about faith communities and religious commitments to adhere to the highest ethical standards of their craft and pursue accuracy, respect and understanding of people of all faiths and faith communities.
Adopted August 7, 2011, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.