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 2 December 2022 December 2, 2022
    Sharp decline in number of atheists and humanists – but what does it mean?; Call to dismantle CofE role in the state; 40 per cent of Muslims in England in deprived areas; Pope, Archbishop and Moderator to visit South Sudan 
    Ruth Peacock
  • Religion news 1 December 2022 December 1, 2022
    King visits Ukraine Catholic cathedral in Mayfair; Justin Welby visits Ukraine; Hindu complaint changes Welsh ballet production; Census 2021 reaction
    Ruth Peacock
  • Religion news 30 November 2022 November 29, 2022
    Fewer than half the population of England and Wales say they are Christian in 2021 census
    Ruth Peacock
  • Number of Christians in England and Wales drops under half for first time November 29, 2022
    Christianity is in decline while other religious groups increase and non-religion advances in an increasingly complex and diverse society.
    Lianne Kolirin

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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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