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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    Ruth Peacock
  • Religion news 2 October 2023 October 1, 2023
    Home office meeting made bishops’ staff “feel like lepers”; Thousands attend ecumenical prayer vigil preceding the synod in Rome; Sikh protest outside Indian High Commission in London today; Former vicar aged 90 cycles from Lands End to John O’Groats, for the homeless
    Ruth Peacock
  • Religion news 29 September 2023 September 28, 2023
    “Beyond tragic” – bishop’s verdict on Croydon killing; British Sikhs appeal for protection after activist killed in Canada; Mental health issues rise significantly among Jewish under 25s
    Ruth Peacock
  • Religion news 28 September 2023 September 28, 2023
    October Synod in Rome where everyone will be talking about women; Church leaders in Ireland “great concern” for fragile peace; Islam Channel fined £40k for documentary judged antisemitic and offensive
    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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