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2016 RNA Annual Conference

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ALSO AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbaIUxpR9Yg Research shows that 9 in 10 of all news reports about Muslims, Islam and organizations are related to violence – war or terrorism. In fact, most Muslim newsmakers are warlor
Lifetime Achievement Award recognition, Presentation of the 2016 RNA Annual Conference Awards. Thank you to the sponsor presenter, "The Shack." We'd also like to thank our lead conference sponsor, the International Shinto Foundation, for its ge
Just when you think you've got social media all figured out, along come new networks like Instagram, Snapchat and Periscope. And what's this about email and podcasts making a resurgence? Digital-savvy religion journalists share their experience
In the summer of 2011, the Obama administration issued a new “countering violent extremism” strategy based on building relationships with communities that are likely to be recruiting grounds for extremists. Local police would be at its center.
NOTE: Due to technical issues, a portion of the recording was lost in the middle. You'll notice a fade down and back up with a different speaker. We apologize for the inconvenience. When evangelical is defined by beliefs (based on a LifeWay Res
The Nones or "unaffiliated" are already the nation's second largest group. But they're far from a monolith, ranging from fiery atheists to "apatheists," or vaguely spiritual folks who have disconnected from denominational brands and apathetic a
In many ways, women are more religious than men, the purveyors of faith in their communities. They show up for services more often, and take more responsibility for passing on faith to children. Yet they are often denied leadership roles, a voi
Experts from the Pew Research Center will present embargoed findings from their latest survey on religious liberty issues. Presenters: Greg Smith & Jessica Martinez, Pew Research Center. Breakfast is sponsored by the Pew Research Center. http:/
Over the past year, a number of stories have surfaced in the news that involve the killing of animals (Harambe, a gorilla who was killed after a child entered his enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and Cecil, an iconic African lion who was killed
Check out church signs across America, and it is easy now to find congregations of Filipinos, Nigerians, Brazilians, Mexicans and Koreans — to name a few. About 75 percent of foreign-born residents in the United States now are Christians, and t
From the Free Exercise Clause to Zubik v. Burwell, questions about how religious rights fit into the legal framework have kept U.S. courts busy since the country’s founding. How did carving out a space for religious accommodation under the law
Presenters: Andrew Walther, Vice President of Communications and Strategic Planning, Knights of Columbus; Nina Shea, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Religious Freedom, Hudson Institute; Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou, Visiting Associate Profess
We hear from experts about how the #BlackLivesMatter movement has and will shape American discourse and policy, including after the first African-American president leaves office. How has it compared to the influence of the civil rights movemen
Greeters: Jaweed Kaleem, RNA Vice President; Jeff Diamant, RNA Vice President; Peter Smith, Conference Chairman and RNA board member
Is it any wonder that some of the best comedians come from religious groups living with their backs to the wall? With so much depressing, even horrifying news on the religion beat, we hear from comedians of different faiths. They provide a samp
Attend this workshop to get an overview of how Google's tools can help you research stories, fact-check, find what's trending, and locate and quickly visualize useful datasets. The workshop will highlight: advanced Google Search techniques and
What are some of the top international religion stories we’re missing and how can we bring those stories home in ways that serve our editors' and audiences' needs? Leading journalists share practical ideas. Speakers: Tom Gjelten, Correspondent,
With Rachel Leslie, Advisor for Public Diplomacy and Outreach, Office of Religion and Global Affairs, U.S. Department of State. Leslie works for Shaun Casey, the Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs to Secretary of State John
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