Opportune Time for Christian Broadcasters in UK
The National Conference of the Christian Broadcasting Council will take place 26th and 27th September at Keele University, Stafford.
This Conference comes at a very opportune time for Christian broadcasters, following the recent Act of Parliament – Communications Act 2003 – the first part of which removes the restrictions on digital broadcasting for religious broadcasters from 17th September 2003.
The title of the conference “A Positive Voice in Turbulent Times” conveys the aim and hope of this conference that Christians will be encouraged to seize the day and make full use of the opportunities now available in broadcasting in UK in order to bring joy to God’s people and to the world.
The passing of the Communications Act has not been without controversy because of the implications for the independent Christian broadcasting sector and these issues are to be addressed during the conference by the Centre of Justice and Liberty.
The speakers include:
Rev Wale Babatunde, Senior Minister of the World Harvest Christian Centre in London and author of the book. “Great Britain has fallen”.
John Beyer, President of Media Watch (Formerly the National Viewers and Listeners Association of which Mary Whitehouse was the President).
Mal Fletcher, author and TV presenter and Founder of Next Wave International which is dedicated to communicating the unchanging gospel to contemporary cultures in a post modern world.
Paul Jones and Fiona Hendley are well known performers on the stage and in broadcasting and they will be speaking at the Awards Dinner on the evening of Friday 26th September.
Gareth Littler and Patricia Hargreaves, Directors of the political lobbying organisation – Centre for Justice and Liberty. They were involved in the influencing of the political process that brought about some changes in the new UK broadcasting laws.
Rev Dr Michael Moynagh, Co-Director of the Tomorrow Project, a resource for understanding the trends that are shaping British society. He has advised a wide range of organisations including the Cabinet Office and the Confederation of British Industry. He is currently on the Staff of St John’s College, Nottingham.
This conference is not only for those already involved in Christian broadcasting but also for those interested in learning more about Christian broadcasting in UK and how they may be involved. It will be a time of rejoicing, encouragement and challenge.
As Vice- President of CBC, Baroness Cox says:
“Don’t forget the power of the media and let us rejoice in the opportunities to broadcast the Gospel!”
Thursday 11 September 2003