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Join Columbia Faith & Values for the Downtown Worship Walking Tour

By Tiffany McCallen — October 2, 2013
Columbia, Mo. — Columbia Faith & Values ( will hold its second walking tour of downtown houses of worship Oct. 12 and Oct. 19, 2013. The new tour includes an expanded list of venues, including First Christian Church, Second Baptist Church and the Islamic Center of Central Missouri. Come and learn about a diverse group […]
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Greene honored for work with Wilmington Faith & Values (

By Tiffany McCallen — May 23, 2013
May 23, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Tiffany McCallen Wilmington, N.C. — In the last month, Wilmington Faith & Values ( Editor Amanda Greene has been honored twice for her work with the new website — first as a recipient of the 28th Annual YWCA Lower Cape Fear Women of Achievement Awards and also as a […]

Hartford Faith & Values announces June 15 walking tour of New Haven’s historic Grove Street Cemetery

By Tiffany McCallen — May 15, 2013
For Immediate Release May 15, 2013 Contact: Ann Marie Somma Editor & Community Manager, Hartford Faith & Values 203-217-9510   |   [email protected] (Hartford, Conn.) Hartford Faith & Values (, Connecticut’s nonsectarian, nonprofit religion news website, will host “Rest in Peace: a Walking Tour of the Historical Grove Street Cemetery” from 2 to 3 p.m. June […]

Columbia Faith & Values twice honored for Joplin mosque burning report

By Tiffany McCallen — April 30, 2013
Radio Television Digital News Association, Missouri Broadcasters Association recognize Editor Kellie Kotraba Columbia, Mo., April 30, 2013— Mid-Missouri’s leading source for comprehensive faith news coverage — Columbia Faith & Values ( — was recently honored twice for an audio report about a Joplin, Mo., mosque that burned. The report was aired through ColumbiaFAVS’ local partner, NPR affiliate KBIA […]

Connecticut-based marks fifth faith and values community news site launch for Religion News LLC

By Tiffany McCallen — October 12, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 12, 2012 Contact: Tiffany McCallen [email protected]   (Hartford, Conn.) — The recent launch of marks the fifth faith and values (FĀVS) community news site for Religion News LLC, the parent company of Religion News Service. The Connecticut-based site is a unique combination of professional and community-driven, daily content that covers […] faith and values community news site launches in Toledo, Ohio

By Tiffany McCallen — September 4, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 4, 2012 Contact: Tiffany McCallen [email protected] (Toledo, Ohio) — Religion News LLC this week launched its fourth faith and values (FAVS) community news site — The site is a unique combination of professional and community-driven, daily content that covers all faiths, values and ethics through stories, blogs, panel questions, multimedia […]

All FAVS positions have been filled

By Tiffany McCallen — August 27, 2012
As of July 1, 2012, all FAVS positions with Religion News LLC have been filled. Please check back in the summer of 2013 about potential hiring announcements. Direct any hiring inquiries to: Tiffany McCallen.

Religion News announces editors for Toledo, Hartford faith news websites

By Tiffany McCallen — August 16, 2012
CONTACT                                Tiffany McCallen FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 15, 2012 Columbia, Mo. — Former Toledo (Ohio) Blade Religion Editor David Yonke and Hartford (Conn.) Courant alum Ann Marie Somma were recently hired as editors and local community managers of Religion News LLC’s forthcoming and faith and values news sites. Their posts began in July. […]

Faith and values community news site,, launches

By Tiffany McCallen — August 9, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 9, 2012 Contact: Tiffany McCallen [email protected] (Columbia, Mo.) —, a community online news publication that covers faith and values news for Columbia and mid-Missouri, is officially open for business. In the two weeks since the URL went live, Editor Kellie Kotraba has already tackled stories on Missouri’s recently passed “Right […]

WilmingtonFAVS to host first Religious Arts Walking Tour in downtown Wilmington

By Tiffany McCallen — August 8, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 8, 2012 Contact: Amanda Greene 910-520-3958 (Wilmington, N.C.) — WilmingtonFAVS will host the first WilmingtonFAVS Religious Arts Walking Tour 3-5 p.m. Aug. 19 and Aug. 26, featuring six downtown-area churches. Each tour begins at St. Mary Catholic Church at 412 Ann St. and continues to First Presbyterian Church, St. James Episcopal […] partners with NPR affiliate KBIA 91.3

By Tiffany McCallen — July 25, 2012
  July 25, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tiffany McCallen [email protected] (Columbia, Mo.) — When launches this month—the third community religion news site from nonprofit Religion News LLC—fans of faith and values news will find well-crafted religion news coverage. They’ll also regularly hear professional, radio-style news stories, thanks to a new partnership with local […]

Missouri grad announced as editor of new Columbia Faith and Values website

By Tiffany McCallen — June 18, 2012
CONTACT Tiffany McCallen [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2012 Columbia, Mo. — Faith and values coverage in Mid Missouri is about to get a boost. This July, Religion News LLC, the parent company of Religion News Service, will launch, a community website dedicated to religion and ethics news. Serving as editor of the […]

National network of religion sites launches, fills faith and values news gap

By Tiffany McCallen — May 29, 2012
Nonprofit niche news company hosted by MU School of Journalism COLUMBIA, Mo. ­— In recent years, many newspapers have been forced to eliminate religion beat writer positions due to budget cuts, leaving religion news largely uncovered throughout many parts of the country. Now, the Religion News Service (RNS), which is headquartered at the University of […]
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