CBS wins 4 Wilbur Awards
Religion Communicators Council honors 25 for work during 2013
NEW YORK — CBS-TV has won four Wilbur Awards for 2013.
The Religion Communicators Council announced 25 Wilbur Awards March 5. The awards honor excellence by individuals in secular media – print and online journalism, book publishing, broadcasting, and motion pictures – in communicating religious issues, positive values and themes during 2013.
The Religion News Service earned three stained-glass Wilbur Awards. Other winners include the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., The History Channel, The Christian Science Monitor Weekly and The Huffington Post.
The 2013 awards are to be presented April 5 in Nashville, Tenn., during the council's 85th annual national convention.
Religion News Service wins three Wilbur Awards
Religion News Service is honored to win three 2014 Wilbur Awards from the Religion Communicators Council for a faith-based blog, an online news story and a multimedia project.
The Changing Role of Faith Communities in a Community-Oriented Approach to Prison Ministry
D.C. Chapter meets with Dr. Harold Dean Trulear of Healing Communities
By Emily Woodell, Intern at the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
The tough issues surrounding effective prison ministry were the focus of the February meeting of the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Religion Communicators Council, which featured guest speaker Dr. Harold Dean Trulear.
As the Director of the Healing Communities Prison Ministry and Prisoner Reentry Project, Trulear has years of experience working in communities affected by incarceration. He also serves as Associate Professor of Applied Theology and Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at the Howard University School of Divinity, a position he has held since 2003. During the RCC meeting, Trulear focused on the organization’s unique, community-oriented approach to prison ministry and the vital role of faith communities in ensuring its effectiveness.
Nashville Chapter learns basic principles of good design with Corey Lamp
In February, Senior Designer of Horton Group, Corey Lamp, took RCC members through basic principles of good design. Horton Group is a Nashville-based web, mobile and marketing agency founded in 1996.
He showed real examples of what to do with balance, proximity, alignment, spacing, contrast and hierarchy.
"Begin at the ground up" to reach young people says Father Dave Dwyer to New York Chapter
Father Dave Dwyer, CSP, of Busted Halo, delivered a thought-provoking presentation at the February New York Chapter meeting on how religious groups can best reach young people. He talked about the vast differences between generations. Whereas in our grandparents' and parents' days, people were religious and not spiritual, today, the opposite is true. People are less loyal to religious organizations. Father Dave said, "It works the other way too, organizations are less loyal to individuals."
Long time RCC member to receive award
DAYTON, Ohio — An internationally respected film reviewer will receive an award from the University of Dayton for her work in using mass media to communicate Gospel values.
The University's Institute for Pastoral Initiatives will award the Daniel J. Kane Religious Communications Award on March 6 to Sr. Rose Pacatte, F.S.P., for her outstanding lifetime contribution to the communications ministry of the Catholic Church through film and media studies. The award will be presented during the opening dinner of the annual Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation’s Diocesan Partners Convocation.
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