The media is a powerful phenomenon.
It has a huge impact on our perceptions about religions and the roles they play in society. The articles we read in the papers, the images we see on television, the stories we read on-line, are all integral to forming our attitudes about religion.
The role of the media in shaping our perceptions, and the public reaction to media messages about religion, are scrutinised in the articles Big Brother Behaviour and The Soap You Can Believe In. If you have something to say about this controversial subject, send us a 500 word article to firstname.lastname@example.org and we may publish it. Or, you can join in the adamandeveit.net discussion on religion and the media here.
The Inter Faith Issue
The media is crucial to developing the relationships between the different religious faiths in our society.
The Local Government Association’s Guidance to Community Cohesion underlined the power and responsibility of the media. The independent review report, led by Ted Cantle, highlighted “…the positive and negative roles that the media can play in framing perceptions of local people.” (The full report is on the LGA website)
It is the positive role of the media that will represent the main focus in the National Conference on the Media and a Multi Faith Society in London in March 2004. More details can be found on the Events page.