Religion Media Centre

Religion Media Centre

Located in the United Kingdom, Religion Media Centre is an independent, impartial body helping journalists and other media professionals cover world religions and beliefs. We provide accurate, timely and relevant information to the media, enabling the public to be better informed. We aim to improve religious literacy among journalists, media professionals and the wider public.


Our online briefings through The Press Club on help journalists discover more about stories in the news, find new angles and helpful contacts.


Factsheets are written by academics, journalists and commentators to explain the context and background of current religion and belief stories. They include information on festivals, timelines of running stories and suggestions for experts and commentators.

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  • Religion news 8 February 2023 February 8, 2023
    All aid agencies appeal for Syria; Church of England same sex debate and vote today; All Souls withdraws payments to the diocese in protest; Private members bill could challenge same sex marriage ban; One in five UK Muslim women never attend mosque
    Ruth Peacock
  • Religion news 7 February 2023 February 7, 2023
    Islamic Relief on the ground in earthquake zones of Syria and Turkey; Declassified archives say Patriarch Kirill “was a KGB agent”; Welby says the church has a history of imposing unity and controlling others; The RE teacher who became a podcast sensation
    Ruth Peacock
  • Religion news 6 February 2023 February 6, 2023
    Same sex marriage decision week at CofE general synod; Pope, Archbishop and Moderator denounce criminalisation of homosexuality; Appeal for UK to observe International Day to Combat Islamophobia; Court challenge in India to BBC Modi film ban
    Ruth Peacock
  • Religion news 3 February 2023 February 3, 2023
    Development agencies urge government to invest in peace in South Sudan; Polarising legacy of Cardinal George Pell erupts at his funeral; Express marriages in UAE overturn traditional Islamic law; You can sweat but don’t swear in a gym that used to be a church
    Ruth Peacock

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Michael Wakelin

Executive Chairman
Religion Media Centre

Our Executive Chair, Michael Wakelin, is available for speaking engagements, training and advice on any matters relating to religion in the media and religious literacy in the public square. As well as being an Executive Producer working across many broadcast networks, he is also a former Head of Religious Broadcasting at the BBC and a founding Director of the Religion and Belief Literacy Partnership.

Ruth Peacock

Editorial Consultant
Religion Media Centre

The RMC has access to a network of expert commentators from the worlds of academia, religious leadership and journalism. Ruth will undertake to match your inquiry with the right contact and ensure a swift exchange of support and ideas as required. Our editorial consultant Ruth Peacock is available for an initial enquiry and has access to, and knowledge of, the full range of our expertise.


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