The Religion Media Centre held a day-long Religion Media Festival on Monday. The full programme of events is copied below the fold. Only a few of them have been reported on so far. If I find links to more reports I will add them, but so far all I have found is in this list:
10.50 Onjali Rauf – award winning children’s author of The Boy at the Back of the Class, founder of Making Herstory campaigning against trafficking of women and girls, and founder of O’s Refugee Aid Team supporting refugee families in Calais and Dunkirk. In conversation with Hannah Scott Joynt
11.30 The Influence of Religion on World Affairs – A panel discussion chaired by Roger Bolton with Michael Wegier, CEO of the Board of Deputies of British Jews; Muddassar Ahmed, founder of the Concordia Forum for western Muslim leaders; Sheetal Parma, former BBC journalist and presenter; and Chine McDonald, Director of Theos
12.20 Polemic with Daisy Scalchi, BBC Head of Religion and Ethics, Television: “Why I’m targeting secular viewers: taking the genre out of its perceived silo and growing religious literacy with universal themes like love”.
12.45 Launch of Religion Media Centre community reporting award, presented by Leo Devine, former senior editor in the BBC regions, in conversation with Jacqui Merrington, Discovery Director, Reach PLC
14.00 Beyond Belief, BBC Radio 4 recording, presented by BBC Religion Editor Aleem Maqbool
15.00 Polemic – Professor Opinderjit Kaur Takhar, Director of the Centre for Sikh and Panjabi Studies at the University of Wolverhampton.
15.15 Reporting religion panel discussion – chaired by Rosie Dawson with guests including Kaya Burgess, science reporter and religious affairs correspondent The Times; Amardeep Bassey, freelance reporter specialising in social and community affairs; Justin Cohen, News Editor Jewish News; and Burhan Wazir, Editor of Hyphen
16.15 The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, in conversation with Julie Etchingham, ITV, plus audience questions