Religion Communicators Council

Religion Communicators Council

An Interfaith Association of Religion Communicators since 1929


Update: June 16, 2014

Dear RCC Members,

I invite you to reach out to some of your communication colleagues or members of your communication network that are not part of RCC and invite them to join. We are currently offering a special discount for new members. At only $50 for a new RCC membership, it's a great opportunity for new members to get to know RCC and take advantage of all of RCC's wonderful resources such as:

Networking – All of us tap into a supportive system to share information and services. RCC opens up new prospects for this vital part of modern business. Consider the annual National Convention, April 9-11, 2015, local chapters, and connections via social media, our web site and newsletters as new ways to network with those doing similar work.

The RCC membership form may be found online and join us for our second webinar co-sponsored with Religion for Peace, USA. See information below.

Casey TomThank you,

Casey Tom, RCC National Vice President
General Manager of Faith for Today


Webinar on interfaith peacebuilding

On Thursday, June 19, 3pm EDT, RCC is partnering with Religions for Peace, USA (RFPUSA) for another webinar Where Religions Come Together: The Challenge and Opportunities of Interfaith Peacebuilding. Jim Winkler, NCCUSA General Secretary; Aaron Stauffer, host; and Cherilyn Crowe, RCC member, convenor of the RCC DC Chapter, and Director of Communications for the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, will discuss the communication needs in peacebuilding efforts in the interfaith movement. More information on the RCC web site.

Survey on interfaith work still accepting responses

If you didn't fill out the survey in May about interfaith work in the United States, you still have time. The online questionnaire remains open for responses.

If you would like to participate, you may use this link:

Mark M. McCormack, a doctoral student at Vanderbilt University, is conducting the survey. He wants to better understand who participates in interfaith organizations and how these organizations function. He hopes to uncover information useful to both practitioners and scholars.

All responses are anonymous. The questionnaire should take about 15 minutes to complete. If you have questions about the research, you can reach McCormack at [email protected].

APR credential marks 50th anniversary

Accreditation in Public Relations, the only industry-wide public relations credential in the United States, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014. As one benefit of membership, RCC members may seek to earn "APR" after their names. The letters indicate that practitioners have mastered 72 skills needed to manage strategic relationships for an organization.

Eight public relations professional associations – including RCC – and the Department of Defense participate in the Accreditation program. Accredited practitioners commit to high performance standards, continuing education in public relations and practice in accordance with the RCC Guidelines for Ethical Conduct. Philip Poole, APR and past national RCC president, represents RCC on the Universal Accreditation Board, which manages the credentialing process.RCC members can learn more about the Accreditation process online,

Resource videos from April Nashville convention

The videos that Andy Rawls produced are posted on the RCC YouTube site at in the RCC 2014 playlist which will display as the first playlist on the page.

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