Religion Communicators Convention: March 31 - April 2, 2016

Mid February Update

Register ! Register! Register!

Only $395 for the 2016 Convention set for March 31-April 2 in dynamic New York City. “Faith-based Communications: Bridges, Avenues and Intersections” is the theme. The city is the backdrop. Come be a part of the conversation! Click here for registration and details about the program at our roving convention.

Deadlines! Deadlines! Deadlines!

Registration for convention hotel rooms at a special reduced rate is still open at two of the three event hotels, but the deadlines are approaching quickly. Make your reservations today!

The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel, 790 7th Ave. at 51st St., has a Feb. 22 deadline for the RCC 2016 rate.

The Hampton Inn Manhattan-United Nations, 231 E. 43rd St deadline for the RCC 2016 rate is Feb. 29.

Member News

Congratulations to Chris Herlinger, (New York) on his new job as a fulltime International Correspondent for National Catholic Reporter/Global Sisters Project

Celebrate with Ken Bedell (DC Chapter and Sustaining – paid for life – member) as he marks 6 years at U.S. Department of Education.

Ron Byler, former Executivew Director of RPRC (before name change to RCC) recently spent two months in Sarajevo. Visiting Mennonite MCC's programs in Ukraine, Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine.

Don Feldheim (MAL retired) reports he is still active in his coaching business. He coaches people around the world who are called to communicate scripture and inspirational ideas orally or in writing. He and his business, Expressive Communications Services, are based in Massachusetts.

Donate to honor and remember colleagues; support scholarships

It’s easy and quick to make a gift. RCC is a 501(c)3 tax deductible organization Click here.

Chapter News

New York Chapter meets 3rd Tuesday of month. FMI contact Linda Bloom

Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter meets 3rd Thursday of month.FMI contact Deb Christian

Central Texas (Austin) held re-organizing meeting Feb. 10. FMI contact Adam Sweeney

Washington DC Chapter meets regularly. FMI contact Cherilyn Crowe

Louisville Chapter meets regularly. FMI contact Mary Johnson

Nashville Chapter meets 2nd Tuesday every other month. FMI contact Brian Fesler

Resources

Lots of information, statistics and quotes in this article from Desert News titled “Why many Americans fear Islam and what Muslims can do about it.” Former RCC national President Doug Cannon is quoted in the article in his capacity as a professor of public relations at Virginia Tech University.

Also check out the list of past Webinars you can use for meetings and as resource.

Hope to see you in New York City!

 
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