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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.

Religion Media Festival
“Exploring Belief"

12th April 2021

Our festival was organised in partnership with the JW3 Centre in North London and was accessible online. The keynote speaker was Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, reviewing the last extraordinary year. Panel discussions included “What is British and French Islam” and “Who are the evangelicals?”. Sessions include how to make great podcasts and insights on reporting communities in Britain. See full itinerary here

Previous Events

Itinerary – Religion Media Festival 2021

March 26, 2021

11.00: Keynote speaker Rowan Williams With a “Review of the Year” and interview with journalist & broadcaster Roger Bolton  11.45: Polemic: ‘You don’t understand me’  on the British media coverage of Israel   The British media coverage of Israel – Professor Suzanne Franks 12.00: Panel Discussion: What is British Islam, what is French Islam? Chaired by Tim Wyatt  12.45: Panel Discussion:  How have young people engaged with religion,...
Religion Media Centre Annual Lecture 2020

February 25, 2021

‘The nature of Britishness in a post-Brexit world’ At the Religion Media Centre’s inaugural lecture, the Revd Diarmaid MacCulloch Kt argued that Protestantism is now a ‘private hobby’ and its decline is threatening the cohesion of the United Kingdom. The lecture, at St Martin-in-the-Fields in central London in February 2020, was followed by an animated conversation with broadcaster, Roger Bolton,...
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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