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  • NRB attendance up 15% at wide-ranging convention

    by Staff/NRB Communications, posted Monday, March 02, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo courtesy of National Religious Broadcasters
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- More than 4,300 communicators from radio, television, publications and websites representing millions of listeners, viewers and readers gathered for the National Religious Broadcasters' International Christian Media Convention Feb. 23-26 in Nashville.

    Participants heard from key religious leaders and potential presidential candidates, focused on militant Islam and current cultural topics and gained insights into emerging facets of communications. Read More

  • Islamic jihad, in many forms, 'gaining ground'

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Jihadists are using "the freedoms of democracy to achieve political change to try to destroy that democracy and the freedoms which it enshrines."

    -- Caroline Cox

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Many in western democracies are blind to radical Islam's threat to their security and cultural values, speakers said at a day-long discussion of Islam during the National Religious Broadcasters International Christian Media Convention.

    "The majority of Muslims are peaceful and good citizens," Robert Edmiston, a member of Britain's House of Lords from the Conservative Party, said at the Feb. 24 event in Nashville. "But there are some that are extremists, and they are gaining ground." Read More

  • Christian media's reach surveyed by LifeWay Research

    by Bob Smietana, posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Christian broadcasters have a devoted following, with about two-thirds of weekly churchgoers and evangelicals saying they tune in to Christian radio and television on a regular basis.

    Christian books have a reach among churchgoers and evangelicals, and Christian movies remain popular, with about four in 10 Americans having seen one in the last year. Read More

  • Survey: 81% for religious freedom on marriage views

    by Staff/National Religious Broadcasters, posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Contrary to the "inevitability" narrative most Americans have accepted of same-sex marriage, a new survey released Feb. 24 finds broad support for traditional marriage and protection of those who hold such views.

    The survey, commissioned by Family Research Council in partnership with National Religious Broadcasters, found that 81 percent of Americans agree that government should "leave people free to follow their beliefs about marriage as they live their daily lives at work and in the way they run their businesses." Read More