Religion and Communication Working Group

This Working Group has a special interest in religious aspects of communication. It seeks to foster international cooperation in the field, discussion and exchange of ideas, and common research projects.

This Working Group considers important topics around the interaction between religion and the media, including: images of religion in mass media; news coverage of religion; film and religion; the impact of media and communication on religious communities;  religious media; and religious public relations. In addition, the working group has an interest in theological approaches to the mass media - ancient and modern; and in communication theories  and religion.

Chair: Binod Agrawal (Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India) [contact]
Vice-Chair: Yoël Cohen (School of Communication, Ariel University, Israel) [contact]
Vice-Chair (interim): Míriam Díez Bosch (Facultat de Comunicació i Relacions Internacionals Blanquerna. Fundació Blanquerna, Spain) [contact]


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The Religion and Communication Working Group (REC) will be holding online elections for one Vice-chair position, for the term 2021 - 2025. The deadline to submit candidacies is 16 May.
IAMCR's Religion and Communication Working Group invites the submission of proposals for single papers and multi-paper sessions (the online conference equivalent of a panel in a face to face conference) for IAMCR 2021, which will be held online from 11 to 15 July, with a regional hub in Nairobi, Kenya. The deadline for submission is 9 February 2021, at 23.59 UTC.
IAMCR's Religion and Communication Working Group invites the submission of abstracts of papers and proposals for panels for the 2020 conference of the Association, which will be held from 12 to 16 July, 2020 at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
The IAMCR Religion & Communication working group will run elections for the election of the chair and vice-chair.
The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) will hold its annual conference from 20-24 June 2018 at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
IAMCR's Religion, Communication & Culture Working Group invites proposals that reflect the section's interest. 
The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) will hold its annual conference from 16-20 July, 2017 in Cartagena, Colombia. IAMCR's Religion, Communication & Culture Working Group invites proposals that reflect the the section's interest. 
The Religion, Communication & Culture Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the annual IAMCR conference  from 27 -31 July, 2016 at the University of Leicester, UK.
Formerly the Media, Religion & Culture group, the Religion, Communication & Culture working group invites proposals for papers to be presented at the annual conference for the International Association for Media & Communication Research at the  University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada, July 12-16, 2015.

We invite proposals for papers to be presented at the annual conference for the International Association for Media & Communication Research at the  University of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, from 15th-19th of July 2014.
IAMCR 2013 - Media, Religion & Culture Working Group - Call for Papers
altThe Media, Religion & Culture Working Group invites proposals for papers to be presented at the annual conference for the International Association for Media & Communication Research (IAMCR) at Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland from 25th-29th of June 2013. The website address of the...