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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Norman Cousins at the Religious Public Relations Council
Speaker(s):  Norman Cousins
Date of Recording:  April 1976

Description:   Norman Cousins was the keynote speaker at the 1976 national meeting of the Religious Public Relations Council (later known as the Religion Communicators Council). At this 200th anniversary of the U.S., Cousins spoke about the founding fathers and their focus on freedom of religion. He also looks at the real principles proposed at the nation's outset, and the attempt to define states' rights and national power in a balance with personal freedoms. Cousins (1915-1990) was an American political journalist, author, professor, and world peace advocate. He was editor-in-chief of the Saturday Review for many years. Politically, Cousins was a tireless advocate of liberal causes, such as nuclear disarmament and world peace, which he promoted through his writings in Saturday Review.
Length:  39:18