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Upcoming Webinars

Unless otherwise noted, CPA webinars will begin at 2:00 ET.

Thursday, October 26, 2017: Islam and Connections to Catholics

Jordan Denari Duffner is a Catholic voice on Muslim-Christian relations and Islamophobia. She will provide
-An overview of major Church teaching on Islam and Muslims, as well as Pope Francis’ key statements
-Helpful facts about Muslims and Islam
-Define terms related to Islam and Muslims that are commonly misunderstood or misused
-Overview of relevant trends about Islamophobia today, particularly Catholics’ views of Muslims and the impact of anti-Muslim voices on Catholic discourse
-Show examples from Catholic outlets’ past articles/stories/social media posts to demonstrate dos and don’ts for coverage
-Provide recommended approaches and ideas for future stories/angles

Jordan Denari Duffner is the author of “Finding Jesus among Muslims: How Loving Islam Makes Me a Better Catholic,” forthcoming from Liturgical Press in December 2017.

An associate at the Bridge Initiative, where she previously worked for three years as a research fellow studying Islamophobia, Jordan is pursuing a PhD in Theological and Religious Studies at Georgetown University. A former Fulbright researcher in Amman, Jordan, she has published articles in numerous outlets, including The Washington Post, TIME, America, and Sojourners. Her research on Muslim-Christian relations has been covered widely in Catholic news outlets, and she frequently provides commentary on Islamophobia for the media.

Register to attend the webinar by October 25th.

Contact Jennifer Brinker for more information.

Thursday, November 16, 2017: Crisis Communications

Helio Fred Garcia is president of the crisis management firm Logos Consulting Group. He has coached more than 400 CEOs of major corporations, plus thousands of other high-profile people in other complex fields. He teaches crisis management at the NYU Stern School of Business, and he is the author, most recently, of the book "The Agony of Decision: Mental Readiness and Leadership in a Crisis."

Register to attend the webinar by November 15th.

Contact Brian Finnerty for more information.

Thursday, December 21, 2017: How the Calendar Communicates: Teaching Through the Feasts

In this webinar Mike Aquilina will discuss how the events of the liturgical calendar of the Church -- including Advent and Christmas -- can be used to teach the Gospel and engage the media.

Mike Aquilina is the author of more than fifty books (and probably more than a thousand published articles) on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion. He edited the Pittsburgh Catholic newspaper from 1993 to 1996.

Register to attend the webinar by December 20th.

Contact Brian Finnerty for more information.

Thursday, February 22, 2018: Creativity in Writing

Katie Scott, special projects reporter for the Catholic Sentinel in Portland, Oregon, will show us how to become more creative in our writing.

Scott was honored by the Catholic Press Association in 2017 with a second place award for Writer of the Year. Judges described her as telling "tough, challenging stories, and she tells stories that touch the heart. The common thread is that in both kinds, her storytelling is excellent."

Contact Jennifer Brinker for more information.

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