Episcopal communicators meet in Seattle

Updated: 4:13 p.m. ET

Some of our number have been in Seattle this weekend, not for the numerous faith conferences and festivals but for the Episcopal Communicators Conference. Exploring the theme of “”Emerging Communications for an Emerging Church,” several speakers talked about the role of communications in ministry in these times:

In the conference’s keynote address, author and scholar Diana Butler Bass told the gathering that communicators, as people who tell the story of the Episcopal Church, can be the “bards” of a historic chapter in the denomination’s life.

Episcopal Diocese of Olympia Bishop Greg Rickel, speaking during the conference’s April 9 opening banquet at the Burke Museum on the University of Washington campus, told participants that he prayed they would not be “mere spectators” to the changing Episcopal Church but that they would teach the church.

The Episcopal Life Online coverage includes more detailed recaps of the speakers and is available here.

The Very Rev. Nicholas Knisley, liveblogging at the event, provides his notes from the David Domke plenary session here and a link to his Twitter page, where he’d jot notes in an interactive space during the sessions, here.

The 28th Annual Polly Bond Award recipients are listed in a 38-page PDF document linked here. It should be noted that The Daily Episcopalian received an Award of Excellence for Web Writing and the Cafe got two honorable mentions for online publications/webzines, one for the Daily Episcopalian and the other for our Art Blog.

Update: ELO has additional coverage from last night here. It includes more coverage on Domke and some notes on the Rev. Matthew Moretz’ presentation on new media and social media tools, such as YouTube.

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