Edinburgh is one of the world's leading centres in the study of communication and religion, theology and the media.
Students from around the world come to research and study communication and religion, and theology and the media through the Media and Theology Project (MTP).
The Media and Theology project is hosted by the Centre for Theology and Public Issues:
The MTP is headed by Prof Jolyon Mitchell.
The MTP is supported by a Consultative Committee and a network of international consultants.
The MTP began as the Media and Theological Education Project began over ten years ago with seed funding from the Jerusalem Trust.
The MTP has three aims:
The MTP has several associated institutions and related internet sites.
The MTP will also connect broadcasters and practitioners with research students, and producers with consumers.
To this end the project hosted the third international conference on Media, Religion and Culture, July 1999. Since then the MTP has hosted, and continues to host, a range of conferences and public lectures.
The project encourages research into areas where theology and media, and religion and communication intersect.
Publication and information sharing is a central aim of the Project.
The dissemination of our research will be not just through books and lectures but also through a wide range of channels including radio programmes.
A number of new publications and international networks are planned or in progress, on issues around Communication and Religion, Media and Theology, and Media Ethics.
The MTP supports the teaching of undergraduate students in subjects connected with Communication and Religion, and Media Ethics, in courses such as:
The MTP provide support for postgraduates taking the MTh/MSc in Theological Ethics or a research degree in subjects related to media and theology, communication and religion.
This article was published on Jun 12, 2013