BBC Religion & Ethics announce BBC RE:THINK 2012

BBC RE: THINK 2012 is the place where those at the heart of faith, politics and philosophy can meet, and discuss the role of faith and ethics in modern society and the challenges facing us in the 21st century..."Aaqil Ahmed, BBC Commissioning Editor, Religion and Head of Religion & Ethics
Date: 19.07.2012     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.02
Category: BBC North
The BBC announces BBC RE:THINK 2012, a two-day event that will explore the essential issues of faith, philosophy and ethics. Hosted by BBC Religion & Ethics at MediaCityUK, Salford on the 12th and 13th September, the event is must for those with an interest in religious and ethical broadcasting and journalism.

The festival will consist of a range of keynote speakers, preview screenings, master-classes and talks from a wide range of industry professionals from the best of religion and ethics programming across television and radio.

Speaking about BBC RE:THINK 2012, Aaqil Ahmed, BBC Commissioning Editor, Religion and Head of Religion & Ethics, says: "BBC RE: THINK 2012 is the place where those at the heart of faith, politics and philosophy can meet, and discuss the role of faith and ethics in modern society and the challenges facing us in the 21st century, it's an exiting development and something that fills a gaping hole in the understanding of religion in the world today."

Contributors already confirmed include The Chief Rabbi, Lord Jonathan Sacks, who will be in conversation with Richard Dawkins, the BBC's Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen, representatives from across the broadcasting sector including Ruth Pitt, Head of Factual Tiger Aspect, and Lina Prestwood, Commissioning Editor Channel 4

Industry delegates who wish to register their interest can log to the BBC Religion and Ethics website.

Selected sessions will be open to members of the public. Details of how to apply to be in the audience will be released at a later date.

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