Links

There are many different organisations researching, debating, promoting and celebrating quality programmes and ideas about broadcasting and religion. We’ve listed some of them here. We are not responsible for the content or currency of these or any other external sites.

Jerusalem Awards

Annual awards presented to radio programmes with Christian content produced for UK commercial or BBC radio.

Churches Media Council

Made up of senior representatives of the major UK Christian denominations, the council exists to build bridges between the Christian community and the media. The council holds an annual conference and has recently launched its MediaNet.

World Association of Christian Communicators and SIGNIS – The World Catholic Association for Communications

WACC is an international NGO promoting Christian communication. SIGNIS is its Catholic counterpart.  Every three years WACC and SIGNIS jointly sponsor the European Television Festival of Religious Programmes during which prizes are presented to public service religious television programmes.

BBC Religion and Ethics

Provides news and information on a wide range of moral, ethical and faith issues and practice. The site gives listings and background information on the BBC’s current national, regional and local religious programming output.

The Media and Theology Project – University of Edinburgh

Part of the School of Divinity’s Centre for Theology and Public Issues, the Media and Theology Project’s goals are to: connect scholars and practitioners; facilitate research on theological and ethical implications of communications; and provide innovative teaching on media and religion.

Resource Center for Media, Religion and Culture – University of Colorado Center for Mass Media Research

This centre is a clearing-house of information for those interested in exploring the intersection of media, religion, and culture, including fellowship information for those interested in studying this vibrant field.

The Inter Faith Network for the UK

The Inter Faith Network for the UK was founded in 1987 to promote good relations between people of different faiths in this country.  Its member organisations include national representative bodies from the Baha’i; Buddhist; Christian; Hindu; Jain; Jewish; Muslim; Sikh; and Zoroastrian communities; national and local inter faith bodies; and academic institutions and educational bodies concerned with inter faith issues.

The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture

A web-based, peer-reviewed journal committed to the academic exploration, analysis and interpretation, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, of the interrelations and interactions between religion and religious expression and popular culture, broadly defined as the products of contemporary mass culture.  The journal is based in Canada, but international in scope, and open to explorations of religion and popular culture in a variety of nationalities and cultures.

The Center for Religion and Media – New York University

One of 10 “Centers of Excellence” funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts to bring nuance to the discussion of the role of religion in the public square. The mandate of its journal, The Revealer, is to pursue this goal by offering a daily critique of religion in the press – the best, the worst, the most overlooked, and the most over reported. Drawing on the expertise of working journalists and scholars from across the disciplines, the Center offers an accessible selection of the day’s most interesting stories. It also publishes original stories, along with interviews with scholars and journalists (and religious figures), analysis of religious content within photojournalism, and moderated forum discussions.

Zondervan’s Religion News Links

A comprehensive listing of outlets that publish articles on religion, including information on reporting on religion.