2019 Religion & Media Festival

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2019 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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Holocaust lessons still relevant

EXPLAINER Forty world leaders attended the Word Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem, marking 75 years since Auschwitz was liberated. The Nazis killed more than one million people there, mainly Jews. The Forum took place at [...]

The growth of black majority churches

Fifteen days of revival meetings in London and Kent are expected to attract thousands of people in the rapidly growing UK black church movement.   EXPLAINER An estimated 500,000 people attend black churches in [...]


More than 600,000 people are expected to attend a Cathedral in England during Advent, the period leading up the Christmas Day. Rich choral music, the pageant of ritual, nativity tableaux and familiar traditional liturgy [...]

Hanukkah – Festival of Lights

Hanukkah is an 8 day celebration starting any time from late November to late December. In 2019 it starts on Sunday 22nd December. It is sometimes spelt ‘Chanukeh’. The name comes from the verb meaning [...]


In an unprecedented move, the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom attacked the Labour party and Jeremy Corbyn for failing to tackle antisemitism. EXPLAINER The Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has intervened in the 2019 [...]

Soul Survivor festivals legacy

The office running evangelical Christian Soul Survivor festivals is closing, but its influence among teenagers has shaped future church leaders. By Tim Wyatt EXPLAINER Soul Survivor Ministries, an evangelical Christian movement, based in Watford, [...]


Hate Crime has more than doubled in England and Wales in six years. 103,379 such crimes were recorded in 2018-19, with almost 10% religiously motivated. EXPLAINER Hate crime has more than doubled in England [...]

Freedom of Religion or Belief

International Freedom of Religion or Belief day (27 Oct 2019) highlights 83% of the world’s population live in countries where religious freedom is threatened. EXPLAINER International Freedom of Religion or Belief Day (October 27th [...]

John Henry Newman, Saint

John Henry Newman, the Victorian author, academic and Anglican turned Roman Catholic, is to be declared a saint at a ceremony in Rome. by Catherine Pepinster On Sunday 13 October, the Prince of Wales [...]

Abortion laws in Northern Ireland

Church leaders in Northern Ireland are resisting a decision to lift abortion restrictions in Northern Ireland  and have appealed for a weekend of prayer. EXPLAINER Unlike the rest of the United Kingdom, abortion remains [...]