“Holy $%#@: Religion and Conscious Language”
Friday, March 29, 2019 | 10:30–11:30 a.m. | ACES 23rd Annual National Conference | Providence, RI
Are you a conscious editor when it comes to religion and spirituality? At the ACES 2019 national conference in Providence, Conscious Style Guide will be presenting “Holy $%#@: Religion and Conscious Language,” an illuminating session on best practices for being more sensitive to spiritual diversity, with panelists Aleksandra Sandstrom, Besheer Mohamed, Rhiannon Root, and Alex Kapitan. Advice will include style-guide considerations, guidelines for checking facts, acknowledging atheists and other nonreligious people in your copy, recognizing how spirituality intersects with other identities, Pew Research Center findings on how religious groups view themselves and one another, and the importance of community feedback. Bring your questions about terminology and framing; ground your work in accuracy and respect.