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Announces Plans for RCC 2000

Date 20 May 1996 14:41:26

"UNITED METHODIST DAILY NEWS" by SUSAN PEEK on Aug. 11, 1991 at 13:58 Eastern,

Note 2966 by UMNS on May 20, 1996 at 15:31 Eastern (2170 characters).

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Plans announced
for RCC 2000

                 by United Methodist News Service

     United Methodist Shirley Whipple Struchen, national president
of the Religious Public Relations Council, announced that for the
fourth decade in succession, there will be an international,
interfaith gathering of religious communicators held in the United
     Struchen said, Religious Communications Congresses are
important to United Methodist communicators for "their global
feeling and the practical nature of the workshops that open
participants' minds" to new ways of doing their work.  That
applies not only to professional religion communicators, but to
others "for whom communications is important to their ministry,"
she said.
     The planning committee for Religious Communications Congress
2000 has set March 29 - April 1, 2000, in Chicago for the
international forum. The event will be referred to as RCC 2000
after its predecessors, RCC 70, RCC 80 and RCC 90.
     More than 1,000 communicators attended the two most recent
congresses. RCC 90 explored the theme: "Communication Power."
Broadcaster Bill Moyers was the featured presenter.
     Struchen announced that chair of RCC 2000 will be the Rev.
Richard T. McCartney, executive consultant to the Radio and
Television Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention in Fort
Worth, Texas.
     Maureen Rodgers, director of media relations for Catholic
Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, will serve as Chicago
site coordinator.  The Rev. Eric Shafer director of the department
of communications for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
in Chicago will serve as treasurer.
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