What's So Funny About Religion? set for June 30 broadcast
What's So Funny About Religion?, a CBS Interfaith Special, will be broadcast Sunday, June 30, on the CBS Television Network. Please check your local station for exact time. The program features a variety of voices from various religious traditions, and the humor often hidden within religion, faith and conversation.
Many RCC members will remember that Rev. Susan Sparks and Azhar Usman were part of the opening night comedy team in Chicago for Religion Communication Congress 2010.
Waging Peace: Muslim and Christian Alternatives to air on NBC
HARRISONBURG, Va. — A treacherous fault line continues to creep its way around the world marking profound distrust and animosity between Christians and Muslims of various stripes.
A one-hour documentary, Waging Peace: Muslim and Christian Alternatives is scheduled for airing beginning June 23 on NBC-TV, examines courageous threads of peace also quietly being sown around the world. The program will air at the discretion of local NBC affiliates through November, 2013; check your local listings.
Wilbur Award winners speak to NYC Chapter
by MaryBeth Coudal (NYC chapter RCC member)
Jack Blessington and Liz Kineke of CBS News Religion and Culture spoke to 25 religion writers and communicators on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in a conference room at the Latter Day Saints’ office near Lincoln Center in Manhattan.
Blessington said he was dumbstruck when his name was called after winning a special Wilbur award in Indianapolis on April 6, 2013. Blessington had been moved to tears by the Wilbur awards winners who preceded him to the podium.
Patel’s Vision of Purposeful Interfaith Cooperation
Interfaith Youth Core Founder Eboo Patel published a response this week to a Religious Dispatches essay critical of Interfaith as a cure for religious violence. Supporting a notion that Interfaith cooperation has not standardized political values or beliefs across the Interfaith diaspora. Patel asserts differing political positions do not hinder a healthy interfaith community where the shared value is peace and co-existence.
Updated malaria documentary now airing on NBC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — United Methodist Communications is releasing an updated version of the Imagine No Malaria documentary, “Killer in the Dark: An Extraordinary Effort to Combat Malaria,” in collaboration with the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission. This sequel, set to air on NBC affiliates through Nov. 3, reflects new research and scientific advancements in the fight against malaria.
Several RCC members have been involved on the production team including Jan Snieder, Kay Panovec, and Harry Leake.
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