Religion Communicators Council




The Religion Communicators Council is a U.S. nonprofit organization representing marketing, communications and public relations officers from 60 different faith-based institutions. Founded in 1929 as the Religious Publicity Council, it became the Religion Communicators Council in 1998. It was originally focused on communications needs for Christian organizations, but in 1970 it expanded its membership to all religious faiths.The organization is headquartered in the Interchurch Center in New York City. It hosts an annual conference to discuss media strategies and issues. It also presents the Wilbur Awards, an annual tribute to mainstream media’s coverage of faith-based issues.

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Martin E. Marty at the Religious Public Relations Council
Speaker(s):  Martin Marty
Date of Recording:  April 1976

Description:   The Rev. Dr. Martin Marty (1928- ) speaks to the National Public Relations Council at it 1976 annual meeting, held in Philadelphia. Marty talks about religious public relations on the 200th anniversary of the nation. Marty is an American Lutheran religious scholar who has written extensively on religion in the United States. He has served as president of the American Academy of Religion, the American Society of Church History, and the American Catholic Historical Association. He has written dozens of book and more than 5,000 articles on religion.
Length:  34:40