A Peace of Bread: Faith, Food and the Future debuts in November on ABC affiliated stations

A Peace of Bread: Faith, Food, and the Future is set to begin airing Nov. 20, 2011.

New York, November 1, 2011 (NCC News) --This fall, on ABC affiliated stations, the three-time Emmy Award-winning filmmakers of Diva Communications bring you a new interfaith documentary – A Peace of Bread: Faith, Food, and the Future.

Debra Gonsher Vinik of Diva Communications, member of RCC's Board of Governors and New York Chapter, is producer. She won a Best of Class DeRose-Hinkhouse Award in 2010 for her 2009 documentary A Place for All.


NCC documentary on NBC's Horizons of the Spirit series highlights churches reaching out to struggling communities

Journey Into Action: Helping Hands in the Economic Crisis

New York, November 1, 2011 – As the recent recession deepened, Episcopal and Anglican churches were among those who reached out to help struggling members of their communities.

The dramatic story will be told on local NBC stations beginning November 13 as part of NBC's Horizons of the Spirit series in a new documentary presented by the National Council of Churches with the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission (IBC), and produced by Trinity Wall Street. RCC NYC Chaper member William Jarrett is producer.


William F. Fore, former chief of communication for the NCC, donates rich storehouse of religious information to Claremont

Michael Maus, Pat Pattillo, Bill Fore

William F. Fore, right, posed in 2008 with two of his successors as chief of communications for the NCC: Michael Maus, left, and Wesley M. "Pat" Pattillo, center.

Photo by George Conklin.

Claremont, Calif., October 25, 2011 -- The Rev. Dr. William F. Fore, executive director of the National Council of Churches Broadcasting and Film Commission for 25 years, has placed one of the world's richest treasure houses of online religious information into the care of the Claremont School of Theology.

Fore is the designer and senior editor of, one of the most used online resources in the area of religion. According to Google, the site had 10 million hits this year from visitors in more than 200 nations.


Pray the Devil Back to Hell featured Oct. 18 in PBS series

New York, October 18, 2011 -- "Pray the Devil Back to Hell," the second part of a five part PBS series on Women, War & Peace that features the peaceful confrontation of Liberian women with former Liberia President Charles Taylor and other powerful figures, will premier tonight.

The documentary is the winner of a 2009 Wilbur Award from the Religion Communicators Council.

The encounter, spearheaded by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee, involved thousands of courageous Liberian women who dressed in white and declared to opposing factions in a bloody civil war, "We must have peace now."

Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the astonishing story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war, and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country in 2003.


Larry Hollon named United Methodist Communicator of the Year

Larry Hollon

The Rev. Larry Hollon accepts the 2011 Communicator of the Year Award from the United Methodist Association of Communicators, meeting in Albuquerque. Hollon is top staff executive of United Methodist Communications in Nashville, Tenn.

A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.

By the Rev. Kathy Noble*

5:00 P.M. ET Oct. 21, 2011 | ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (UMNS)

Described as "a passionate voice for helping The United Methodist Church understand communications as a ministry," the Rev. Larry Hollon was honored Oct. 20 by communications colleagues from across the denomination.

Presenting Hollon as the 2011 Communicator of the Year for the United Methodist Association of Communicators, Greg Nelson said Hollon "has spoken about the theological foundation for the ministry and the strategic value that all of us, as communicators, bring to the church."

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