RMC Briefings

Aiming to help journalists discover more about stories in the news, finding new angles, deepening understanding and conversing with those who make the news. The briefings are open to all and have proved particularly valuable for journalists and media professionals.

Briefings This Month

Previous Briefings

Briefing: Catholic Synod & Reform

October 13, 2021

This week's online media briefing was on a two-year process that has the potential to reshape the power structures of the Catholic church, giving more prominent roles to women and making it more adept at responding to poverty and climate change.
Briefing: Universal Credit

October 1, 2021

With guests Gareth McNab, Christians Against Poverty; Paul Morrison, Joint Public Issues Team, Ed Davies, Centre for Social Justice; Anvar Sarygulov, Bright Blue; and Becca Stacey, Zacchaeus Trust
Briefing: Religion and Assisted Dying

September 24, 2021

Tim Wyatt hosts with guests Rabbi Jonathan Romain, founder of Inter-faith leaders for Dignity in Dying; Liz Slade, Chief Officer for the Unitarians; Sarah Foot, a doctor who writes for the Christian Medical Fellowship; and Dr Hina Shahid, Muslim Doctors Association
Briefing: John Smyth and the Cult of Iwerne Camps

September 7, 2021

Rosie Dawson interviews Andrew Graystone on his new book on child abuser John Smyth and the Christian Iwerne Camps
Briefing: Methodists & Same-Sex Marriage Vote

July 18, 2021

With Rev Sonia Hicks, Rev Sam McBratney, Rev Ashley Cooper, Rev Dr David Hull, Rachel Lampard, Phoebe Parkin, Rev Dr Rob Vaughn, Dave Nukols
US bishops, Biden and the eucharist

June 30, 2021

With Steve Schneck, Dr Kurt Martens, Prof. Dr. Massimo Faggioli, Prof. Susannah Cornwall, Christopher Lamb and Matthew Bunson

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