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Our annual religion media festival “Exploring Belief” includes panel discussions, training sessions and a presentation from a keynote speaker. Our lectures offer a platform for speakers in the public eye to address key issues in society.

Exploring Belief:
Religion Media Festival 2022

16th May 2022
Our annual religion media festival “Exploring Belief” will be held on Monday 16 May 2022 at the JW3 centre in north London. We envisage a hybrid event – in person and online – and are planning another line up of top speakers, with well known broadcasters and journalists chairing the panels. In the past festivals, our keynote speakers have included former BBC Director of News James Harding, Lord Rowan Williams, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and the screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce. Please keep reviewing our website for information about speakers and booking tickets

Previous Events

Five cities: where new connections were created between media and religion

December 30, 2021

Local journalists discovered a wealth of stories from people at the intersection of religion and public life in this innovative project
Creating Connections: Religion and the Media in Manchester

November 25, 2021

Religious and community leaders in Manchester seeking to raise their profile should “have faith” when approaching the media
Creating Connections: Religion and the media in Birmingham

November 25, 2021

The Birmingham Creating Connections conference discovers a wealth of stories from religious groups in the Midlands are waiting to be told
Creating Connections: Religion and the media in Nottingham

November 19, 2021

The media urge faith communities in Nottingham to come forward with stories that engage people
Creating Connections: Religion and the media in Plymouth

November 18, 2021

Journalists, police chiefs and religious leaders in the south west say more conversations are needed to build communities and share resources to tackle social challenges.
Creating Connections: Religion and the media in Leeds

October 18, 2021

Leeds is a richly diverse city where communities came together during the pandemic and worked with the media to strengthen ties.
Exploring Belief – The 2021 Religion Media Festival

March 14, 2021

This is the third Religion in the Media festival and like its predecessors it is packed full of stand-out keynote speakers, in-depth discussions and panel talks delving in to all aspects of the presentation of religion.
Religion Media Centre Annual Lecture 2020

February 25, 2021

At St Martin-in-the-Fields in February 2020, the Revd Diarmaid MacCulloch Kt argued that Protestantism is now a ‘private hobby’ and its decline threatens the cohesion of the UK. The lecture was followed by Q&A with broadcaster Roger Bolton, and the Revd Dr. Sam Wells.


‘Very engaging format – lots of information, balanced well with engaging discussion, harnessing the expertise in the room. A great pleasure.’

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