The Nashville Chapter of the Religion Communicators Council holds bi-monthly meetings to discuss hot topics and have deep discussions on what is happening in the world today.
The longest running interfaith communications organization in the United States, the Religion Communicators Council (RCC), has chapters across the country that meet regularly and promote “excellence in the communication of religious faith and values in the public arena and encourage understanding among religious and faith groups,” according to the RCC website.
In Nashville, the RCC Chapter meets every other month to promote its ideals through conversations about what is in the news and how to spread more religious messages – the good news.
“People of faith have influence,” says president of the Nashville Chapter, Rev. Brian Fesler, who pastors the Church of Scientology, “We all need to step out and speak up because there is more good news in the world than bad, but it tends to be overshadowed by mainstream media.”
The Religion Communicators Council in Nashville held its final of the meeting for the year in November at the Islamic Center of Nashville. Fesler says this is very appropriate given the hot discussions around what is happening in the Middle East. “We need to show that people—especially religious people—are doing good works. We need the majority of people in the world to realize they don’t need to be gripped by fear, and to do that we must spread the good news.”
During the November RCC meeting, the group discussed tolerance and diversity, especially among children in schools.
Fesler said the next RCC meeting of this kind would take place on the second Tuesday of January. “Everyone is welcome to come share in the discussion and learn how to get out the good news.”
The RCC has members from every faith group and walk of life including Baha’is, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Scientologists, Sikhs, Hindus and more. For more information about the RCC or their next meeting, visit www.religioncommunicators.org.