2018 Religion & Media Festival

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2018 Religion and Media Festival


The Religion Media Centre runs a programme of events for journalists, press officers and commentators on religion. These include ‘Chatham House’ discussions; seminars relating to news stories and opportunities for media professionals reporting and reflecting religion, to meet one another. Please keep checking our events page for further information.

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Religion news 3 June

Church leaders in the UK have reacted with shock and outrage at the unfolding riots and social unrest in America following the killing of George Floyd. One has called this a ‘Kairos moment’ [...]

The Floyd riots: ‘It’s time for white Christians to stand up for black people’

By Tim Maby, 2 June 2020 “Religion was not at the centre of the protest, but is now, because the president made it the centre,” according to Bob Smietana, the editor-in-chief of the [...]

Outrage at Trump’s Bible stunt

On Monday night, President Donald Trump  gave a speech in the Rose Garden saying he would bring in the military to quell continuing riots following the killing of George Floyd. Minutes later, tear [...]

Anger grows as churches remain shut

By Lianne Kolirin, 1 June 2020 Anger is growing among Christian leaders over the continuing closure of churches. Primary schools across England opened their gates in a limited capacity today, while non-essential shops [...]

George Floyd death – faith leaders respond

Faith leaders have continued to speak out in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black delicatessen worker, in Minneapolis, and say there is a central role for them to [...]

Religion news 1 June

In the wake of mass rioting and destruction following the brutal death of George Floyd at the hands of the police in Minneapolis, church leaders in America are appealing for an end to [...]

Pentecost, birthday of the Christian Church

By Rosie Dawson, 29 May 2020 This weekend Christians around the world will be celebrating Pentecost which marks the coming of the Holy Spirit among the disciples of Jesus. It comes 50 days [...]

Virus puts gurdwaras in financial trouble

By Minreet Kaur In common with other UK places of worship, Sikh gurdwaras have been shut since March and a report suggests that donations have fallen by 95 per cent, but the cost [...]

Religion news 29 May

The Pope is joining senior UK church leaders, including the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, for an online service on Sunday, which marks Pentecost when Christians believe the Holy Spirit came to the [...]

Humility and leadership

By Tim Wyatt The Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, will join the country’s largest online school to lead collective worship on the theme of humility and leadership. His theme is co-incidentally timely, coming days [...]