Coalition of Religious Communicators Associations

The Coalition of Religious Communicators Associations began more than 40 years ago as the Coalition of Religious Press Associations, advocates for the public interest expressed through religious communications. Our name changed in the 21st Century to reflect the evolution of communications technology, skills, trends and forums.

Early press coverage of CRPA activity.

The mission of the Coalition of Religious Communicators Associations is to bring diverse organizations and individuals together to influence policies, systems and environments related to internal and public communications channels, and to raise awareness among our members and the public about the contribution of religious communications to society.

We work to shape fair public policy on behalf of religious communicators. Efforts include national lobbying with the U.S. Postal Service, the Federal Communications Commission, and other federal, state and local policymaking entities.

The CRCA is an active member of the Mailers’ Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC), which is a venue for the United States Postal Service to share technical information with mailers, and to receive their advice and recommendations on matters concerning mail-related products and services, in order to enhance customer value and expand the use of these products and services for the mutual benefit of Mailing Industry stakeholders and the Postal Service.

The CRCA participates in MTAC to help shape public policy in postal and overall communications spheres and to inform our members and the general public about those policies and opportunities for cost savings. We represent the interests of a specialized yet widespread sector of communications and publishing, and we work through MTAC to ensure a place at the table for our members and their readers.

For more information, please contact CRCA Convener Joe Thoma, at 407-341-6615, or jthoma407@gmail.com.

Original members, convened in the 1970s:
COALITION OF RELIGIOUS PRESS ASSOCIATIONS

American Jewish Press Association
Associated Church Press
Association of State Baptist Papers
Catholic Press Association
Episcopal Communicators
Evangelical Press Association
Seventh-day Adventist Publishers

Current Coalition Partners

CRCA correspondents include large international organizations, small non-profits, academic institutions, consulting agencies and churches. Let us know if you would like to join us and become a coalition partner.

1791 Delegates

ACT Alliance

American Baptist Churches USA

American Baptist Home Mission Societies

American Diversity Report

American Muslim Institution (AMI)

American Theological Library Association (ATLA)

The Anglican Church of Canada

Associated Church Press (ACP)

Atlantic Institute of Jacksonville

ABHMS Office of Governmental Relations

Alabama Baptist Convention  

Aldersgate UMC, Alexandria, VA  

American Baptist Home Mission Society  

American Bible Society  

American Friends Service Committee  

AMS Agency, Adventist Media Center  

Archdiocese of Baltimore  

Archdiocese of Louisville  

Auburn Media  

Auburn Theological Seminary  

Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty

Baptist World Alliance

Bread for the World

Buller Films LLC

Busted Halo

Bahá’í Center of Los Angeles  

Bahá’í Faith of Duncanville  

Bahá’í International Community  

Bahá’í Office of Public Information  

Bahá’ís of the United States  

Baptist Press  

Bard College  

Belmont UMC, Nashville, TN  

Brilliant Star Magazine  

Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church  

Buckner International  

Chicago Theological Seminary

Christ the King Church, Oklahoma City, OK

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Christian Reformed Church in North America

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, New York Office of Public and International Affairs

Church World Service

Center for Health and Hope

Common Humanity

Communicators for Women Religious

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

CryPeace

California Southern Baptist Convention  

Campion Renewal Center  

Catholic New World  

Catholic News Service  

Chandler-Gilbert Community College  

Christ the King Catholic Church, OKC  

Christ United Methodist Church, Farmers Branch, TX  

Christ United Methodist Church, Plano, TX  

Christian Century  

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)  

Christian Church Foundation  

Christian Educators Fellowship  

The Christian Recorder  

Christian Science Committee on Publication  

Christian Theological Seminary  

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  

Church of Latter-day Saints Public & Int’l Affairs  

Church of Scientology  

Church World Service  

Claremont Lincoln University  

Claremont Presbyterian Church, Northfield, MN  

Coexist Foundation  

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Creative Powers, Inc.   ·        

Deily  

Desert Southwest Conference, United Methodist Church  

Disciples Home Missions  

Diva Communications, Inc.  

Dykeman Associates, Inc.  

Ekklesia Foundation for Gender Education

Episcopal Communicators

Evangelical Press Association

Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel  

Episcopal Church  

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America  

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Board of Pensions  

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Communication Services  

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Women’s Divison  

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
World Hunger and Disaster Relief  

Episcopal Diocese of Maryland  

Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota  

Expressive Communication Services   ·        

Faith for Today, Seventh-day Adventist Church

Fiedler Designhaus  

Fig Tree  

First Church of Christ, Scientist  

First Presbyterian Church of Dallas  

Florida Baptist Convention         

Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land

Friends Committee on National Legislation

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

General Commission on Religion and Race of United Methodist Church  

Global Center for Pluralism  

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America  

Green Gate Marketing  

Griffin Communications        

General Commission on Archives and History,
The United Methodist Church

Hannibal Books – A Ministry of KLMK Communications, Inc.  

Hartford Seminary  

Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion  

Hindu American Foundation  

Humane Society of the United States     

Howard University School of Divinity

Iliff School of Theology

Interfaith Center of New York

Interfaith Connections TV Show

Interfaith Paths To Peace

International Society for Krishna Consciousness

Islamic Networks Group

Illinois Great Rivers Conference, United Methodist Church  

Illumicom  

Indiana Conference, United Methodist Church  

Indiana-Kentucky Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America  

The Interfaith Observer  

International Ministries, American Baptist Convention  

International Orthodox Christian Charities  

Intersections International  

ISKCON – Hare Krishna  

Islamic Society of North America  

Jewish Federation of Nashville  

Judson Press  

Juliette Fowler Homes, Inc.  

Kelley Group  

King of Glory Lutheran Church, Plano, TX   ·   

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary  

Luther College  

Lutheran Services in America  

Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg  

Marble Collegiate Church

Medical Mission Sisters

Marketplace Chaplains USA  

MennoMedia  

Mennonite Central Committee U.S.  

Meryl Zegarek Public Relations  

Metropolitan Chicago Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America  

Minnesota Annual Conference, United Methodist Church  

The Moravian Church, Southern Province  

Mount Zion Baptist Church, Nashville, TN  

Mennonite Central Committee

Middle Collegiate Church, New York, New York

MOSAIC Inter-Faith Ministries

Muslim Women’s Council

National Association of Evangelicals

National Catholic Educational Association  

National Council of Churches in USA  

National Ministries, American Baptist Convention  

Nebraska Conference, United Methodist Church  

North Park University  

North American Regional Association,
World Association for Christian Communication  

National Council of Churches USA

NeighborFaith Consultancy LLC

The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers

Odyssey Impact

OMNIA Institute for Contextual Leadership

Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Odyssey Networks   ·     

Pauline Center for Media Studies  

Penn Central Conference, United Church of Christ  

Perkins School of Theology  

Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis, MN  

Portico Benefit Services, a ministry of the ELCA  

Prelature of Opus Dei  

Presbyterian Church (USA)  

Presbyterian Church Board of Pensions  

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance  

Presbyterian Foundation  

Presbyterian News Service  

Presbyterian Women  

Presbyterians Today  

Presbytery of Lake Huron  

Presbytery of Philadelphia   ·    

Pauline Center for Media Studies

Phillips Theological Seminary

Polaris Non-Profit Solutions, LLC

Prelature of Opus Dei

Reformed Church in America  

Religion News Service  

Religions for Peace USA  

Riverside Church   ·      

Religion Communicators Council

Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute

St. John’s Lutheran, Des Moines, IA  

Samford University  

Sema Films  

Seventh-Day Adventist Church  

Sisters of Charity of Halifax  

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth  

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet  

Society of St. Andrew  

Soka Gakkai International, USA  

Southeastern Minnesota Synod ELCA  

Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod ELCA  

Southwestern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventist  

Synod of Lakes and Prairies, Presbyterian Church USA  

The Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign

Sick Pilgrim

The Sikh Coalition

Silk Road Rising

Seventh-day Adventist Church – North American Division

Sojourners

Soka Gakkai USA

The Strategy Group

TC Public Relations  

Texas Impact  

Texas Impact Education Fund   · 

Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy/Texas Impact

Union for Reform Judaism (URJ)

Union Theological Seminary

United Church of Christ, OC Inc.

United Methodist Association of Communicators

United Methodist Association of Retired Clergy

United Methodist Communications

UMNexus  

United Church of Christ  

United Methodist Committee on Relief  

United Methodist Church General Board of Discipleship  

United Methodist Church General Board of Global Ministries  

United Methodist Church General Board of Higher Education and Ministy  
United Methodist News Service  

United Methodist Women  

Unity Worldwide Ministries  

University of Miami, School of Communication  

University of Texas at Austin  

The Upper Room  

Ursuline Sisters of Louisville  

United Methodist Women

US Bahá’í National Center

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

Universal Schedule and Booking

uTurn Project Inc.

Village Life Company: 
Center for Public Violence Recovery and Disaster News Network

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy

Virginia Conference, United Methodist Church  

World Association for Christian Communication North America

World Association for Christian Communication (WACC Global)

World Association of Christian Communication  

Washington National Cathedral  

Western Pennsylvania Conference, United Methodist Church  

World Day of Prayer and Action for Children  

The World House  

Worldwide Faith News  

World Day of Prayer USA

World Student Christian Federation – North America

Worldwide Faith News

Yale Divinity School

Xaverian Missionaries USA