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Mission & Vision
RELIGION | NEWSWRITERS is a charitable, literary and educational organization whose purpose is to promote excellence in media coverage and in public discourse about religion. RNA envisions religion reporting and commentary informed by civility, accuracy, fairness and insight.

Our History

RNA was founded in 1949 to advance the professional standards of religion reporting in the mainstream media and to create a support network for religion reporters. The Association's primary projects include an annual conference, contests for religion reporting, membership resources and mentoring.

In 1999, RNA created an educational and charitable arm, the Religion Newswriters Foundation. Since its founding the RNF has received millions in grants to create tools and training for religion reporters, including our Web site, ReligionLink, the Lilly Scholarships in Religion Program, a religion stylebook and primer, webinars (online seminars) and regional training events, among others.

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Board of Directors

A shared board of directors governs the Association and Foundation. Active members elect board members for three-year terms. Board members may serve up to three consecutive terms. Officers are elected for one-year terms.

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  • Conference committee
  • Membership committee
  • Contest committee
  • Executive committee
  • Fundraising committee
  • Silent Auction committee
  • Nominating committee
Religion Newswriters welcomes volunteers to serve on its committees. If you're interested, contact Debra Mason, 573-882-9257.

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