Religion Communicators Council Annual Convention Focused on Speed of Communication

In a fast-track world where everyone is pushing a message or propaganda, does religion get lost in the shuffle? The Religion Communicators Council thinks not.

Nashville, TN, March 29, 2013 --( The Religion Communicators Council (RCC) is an interfaith association more than 80 years old which has members from many faith traditions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Baha’i, Scientology, Hinduism, Buddhism and more. Members of the RCC make it their job to communicate on behalf of their tradition, to spread the good news and encourage good deeds throughout the world.

Each year, a national convention is held for all RCC members across the United States. It is a time to come together as one, to celebrate excellence in communication, and gain ideas and inspiration. The 2013 conference will take place the first weekend in April in Indianapolis. The theme of the conference is “Communicating at the Speed of Life,” alluding to the famous Indy 500 while also pointing up this era of fast-paced communication. It will be held at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre and promises to be a packed weekend of activities and workshops from Thursday to Saturday.

The convention will open with a plenary on Faith-based Peacebuilding in the Social Media Age by the Very Rev. Fr. Nabil D. Haddad and Dr. A. Rashied Omar. Many workshops to follow will focus on the use of the Internet in public relations, including Social Media and Software as a Service by Joel Book and Real-Time Coverage on Social Media by Tara Puckey.

The first evening of the convention is the annual DeRose Hinkhouse awards ceremony. Awards will be presented to active members of RCC who demonstrate excellence in religious communications and public relations.

Friday, RCC members will have the option to visit the Islamic Society of North America's national center, the IndyCar Ministry and VIP track tour, Exact Target or the University of Indianapolis Radio and TV studios. That evening the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation (IHC) will open its doors to convention participants at Friday Evening Prayers followed by discussion with clergy staff members at the synagogue. IHC is the largest synagogue in Indianapolis and serves more than 3,000 families, according to

The final day of the convention will open with a plenary on The Digital Diet: The four-step plan to break your tech addiction delivered by Daniel Sieberg, a tech expert and author who works with Google marketing. That afternoon’s workshops will again focus on the new age of communication with social media including workshops on Social Media and the Odyssey Network by Mathew Tombers, Put the Social Back in Social Media by Mary Beth Coudal and the New Media Project by Verity Jones.

The Wilbur Awards Dinner which recognizes the work of individuals in secular media who communicate religious issues, values and themes with the utmost professionalism, fairness and honesty, will conclude the convention.

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Religion Communicators Council
Julie Brinker