Public Events

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.

Creating Connections:
when religion makes the news

14 October – 24 November

Explore the way religion and worldviews are interwoven into society, as people from long-standing and diverse communities share their stories and open the window into their world. Join us for workshops and presentations with journalists, teachers, religious leaders, and invited guests, making new contacts and networking with local media representatives who are looking for stories.

Previous Events

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.
Exploring Belief – The 2019 Religion Media Festival

May 6, 2019

The second Religion Media Festival featured a stellar line-up of speakers and included panel discussions on some of the most important issues facing religion and media today
Exploring Belief – The 2018 Religion Media Festival

March 27, 2018

The inaugural Religion and Media Festival, 'Exploring Belief', which took place at the JW3 Centre in London on Tuesday 27th March 2018.


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