ISKCON News: Communications [pg. 1]

Articles tagged as Communications

  • Book Trust Intensive Seminar Focuses on Communication, Teamwork
    "BBT is a worldwide entity with offices in five countries," said Jayadvaita Swami, one of seven BBT International trustees. "We meet several times a year and are in constant touch on email, but we still felt the need for training to better respond to the needs of our constituents and help us be a more effective team."
  • ISKCON Communications Minister Elected VP of Religion Communicators Council
    Anuttama Dasa, ISKCON’s Minister of Communications and a senior editorial advisor for ISKCON News, was elected the Vice President of the Religion Communicators Council (RCC), an interfaith association of religion communicators at work in print and electronic communication, marketing and in public relations, at that organization’s annual convention in Washington D.C. on April 3-5.
  • European Communications Conference Looks at the Positive
    The European division of ISKCON Communications met this April at ISKCON’s picturesque chateau in Radhadesh, Belgium, with over thirty attendees from countries as diverse as Ireland, Latvia, Sweden and Italy. As outlined by Shaunaka Rishi Dasa at the meeting’s outset, much of the Communications team’s work since 1982 has been focused on dealing with challenges to ISKCON's authenticity – and sometimes even its right to exist.
  • Electric Religion: Faiths Embrace Digital Frontier
    Although multimedia and the Internet are no longer new to preachers, the continued development and increased availability of digital communications is giving rise to a new surge in electronic religion.
  • Communication Conference Attracts Nationwide Participation
    The first-ever All India Communications Conference was held on 28th and 29th September 2009 at ISKCON Juhu. The Communications Conference, which was preceded by an informative Communications Course conducted by Anuttama Dasa, ISKCON Communications Minister, saw an impressive attendance.
  • ISKCON Communications Conference to Tackle Anti-Cult and Intrafaith Issues
    Around thirty devotees from all over Europe—most old hands at communications work, but some new faces—are expected to attend the 20th annual ISKCON Communications Conference in Radhadesh, Belgium from Friday June 3rd till Monday June 6th.
  • European Team Grapples with ISKCON’s Reputation
    30 ISKCON members, communications representatives, and leaders met for four days in the historic Radhadesh temple to ask why, after more than 40 years in Europe, ISKCON is still loved in some parts of the continent, and evokes suspicion and misunderstanding in others.
  • Volunteer Position Open in ISKCON Communications Service

    A position is open immediately to serve ISKCON as Executive Assistant to the Minister of Communications, Anuttama Dasa. The service will be performed at the ISKCON Communications (IC) offices at the Washington, D.C. temple, in suburban Maryland, USA.

  • Indian Devotees Learn Communication Skills at Delhi Conference
    Forty-five skilled devotees from all over India attended the country’s regional ISKCON Communications Conference from October 7th to 14th this year, at Delhi’s grand Sri-Sri Radha Partha-Sarathi Mandir near the city’s Kailash residential area.
  • Communications Seminar Tackles the Environment and the Hindu Question
    Around forty ISKCON leaders and communications staff attended the 2012 ISKCON Communications Europe Seminar at the Community Hall in Radhadesh, Belgium this April 22nd to 25th.
  • New Australian Communications Director Puts Caring First
    ISKCON Australia’s brand new Communications Director, Bhakta Dasa, has a refreshing take on his just-assigned post. “I see it as more than just dealing with media issues,” he says. “I would like ISKCON to communicate with, connect with, and care for the general public."
  • Three-day Communication Seminar at ISKCON Kolkata
    One of the most important communication sutras which Anuttama Das ISKCON Director of Communications emphasized at the seminar was on understanding the “needs, interests and concerns” of the audience, which would differ as per time, place and circumstances.
  • The 20th Anniversary of ISKCON Communications Europe
    20 years ago the first Communications Conference was held in Europe. The anniversary of that first meeting has just been celebrated in Budapest, Hungary, early in May 2013.
  • "All India" ISKCON Communications Conference at Tirupati

    After a series of successful communication conferences in the Northern, Western and Eastern parts of India, ISKCON Communications conducted its annual "All India conference", at one of the prominent temples in South India, at Sri Radha Govinda temple, Tirupathi.

  • Importance of the ISKCON Strategic Planning Meetings: Anuttama Dasa

    Anuttama Dasa has been a member of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) since 2000 and is also the Minister for ISKCON Communications. His vision for the future of ISKCON is that it will mature and grow to be a respected and influential culture and religion around the world. A valuable member of the Strategic Planning Initiatives, he is involved in both the Communications and Succession Committees

  • New Communications Website to Build Relationships

    The Office of Communications for ISKCON launched its brand new website, communications.iskcon.org. The site’s main purpose is to serve as an initial touchpoint for outside parties. It allows groups such as the media, academics, neighbors and the interfaith community to find contact details for their local ISKCON communications liaison, and to get some basic information about what ISKCON is and what it does.

  • Free Speech

    We live in an overcommunicated world. Good etiquette insists we reply to all text messages within 10 minutes, be mindful of the mountain of emails building up in our inbox, and unfailingly return all ‘missed calls’ on our phones.

  • Inspiring Day of Communications for ISKCON UK and Ireland

    Over thirty devotees from the UK and Ireland attended a special ISKCON National Communications Training Day at Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK.Taking part in a series of innovative and interactive workshops, the group learned about why engaging with the media matters, what makes a good news story and how compatible the worlds of spirituality and media really are.

  • Before You Hit 'Send': 5 Tips for Thoughtful Communication

    Hasty communication can break relationships and ruin careers. Too often we write an email or send a text without double-checking the content or being mindful of the tone of the message.

  • The "Face" of ISKCON Meets: Indian Communications Conference in Kanpur, India.

    The first day of the conference at Kanpur was indeed a day of inspiration and planning for the near future. Prominent ISKCON leaders addressed the audience which consisted of communication personnel from different parts of the Indian subcontinent. Devotees were also given the opportunity to give detailed reports on their communications efforts at their respective centers.

  • Words Shape Worlds – Watch Your Words

    Effective communication is not easy. Communication doesn’t happen merely by our sending the right message – it happens when our message is rightly understood.

  • ISKCON Communications Prepares for 50th Anniversary, Seeks Funds for Next Phase

    ISKCON Communications Ministry is looking back on decades of gaining support for Prabhupada’s society. 

  • 2015 Communications Seminar To Be Held in Radhadesh, Belgium

    This year, ISKCON Communications Europe invites devotees from outside of Europe as well to discuss important international strategies and issues.

  • ISKCON Europe Communications Seminar, Radhadesh, Belgium

    It was the first time Anti-Cult members have visited an ISKCON temple and did a presentation. It was held during Radhadesh’s hosting of the ISKCON Europe Communications conference. ISKCON is no stranger to the organisation. Over the years Anuttama Das, ISKCON Global Communications Director, has built a relationship with the organisation by attending conferences and speaking openly about ISKCON’s issues.

  • Why Dialogue with "Cult-Critics"

    I'd like to point out an important aspect of ISKCON's interaction with anti-cult organizations, or cult-watching organizations. The goal of such dialogue is not to ascertain whether ISKCON is, or is not, a "cult."

  • Freedom of Speech

    We live in an overcommunicated world. The prevailing culture insists we reply to all text messages within 10 minutes, be mindful of the mountain of emails building up in our inbox, and religiously return random ‘missed calls’ on our phones.

  • Anuttama Dasa Speaks About ISKCON 50
  • Mainstream Media Across Four Continents Cover Incorporation Day Stories in a Big Way

    Major newspapers and TV channels across four continents covered the 50th anniversary of ISKCON’s incorporation on 13th July with positive stories that reached out to millions of people around the world. The BBC UK, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Chicago Tribune, the Times of India and India’s government-owned DD National TV gave extensive coverage to the history of ISKCON, the achievements of Srila Prabhupada and local events happening in their area.

  • Good to Talk

    The average person spends 23 days a year on the phone. Ironically, we seldom use them for the purpose they were invented – to audibly speak to people.

  • “The Joy of Devotion” Film Released, Shows Global Impact of Krishna Devotees

    One of the final events of the ISKCON 50th anniversary year, the 85-minute film has been called “one of the best films ever produced about ISKCON” by the society’s Communications Minister Anuttama Das.

humanstxt.org