RNA membership

Religion Newswriters Association is the world’s only association for journalists who cover religion. As a member of RNA, you’ll have access to the tools, resources and support you need to be an effective religion reporter. For example, our annual conference can help you generate story ideas, leads and sources for a front-page religion story. Our bimonthly newsletter will give you tips on how to be a better religion writer, as well as keep you up-to-date on the latest religion trends. Our member networking provides priceless support from your peers, and our other online tools will fill in the rest.

Active member benefits

  • Online membership directory
  • Exclusive journalist networks, including group blogs and messaging; Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In pages; and forums
  • Access to our career center, including the ability to post resumés and search for jobs
  • Complimentary subscription to ReligionLink
  • Deep discounts to RNA’s annual conference, including scholarship opportunities
  • Regional training opportunities, many at no or little cost to active members
  • Subscription to the RNA Extra newsletter
  • Informal mentoring program
  • Voting privileges at RNA member meetings
  • All RNA publications & mailings
  • Discounts on advertising with Religion Newswriters (40%)

Associate member benefits

  • Online membership directory
  • Subscription to the RNA Extra Online
  • Access to associate member networks, including group blogs and messaging; Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In pages; and forums
  • Complimentary subscription to ReligionLink
  • Discounts to RNA’s annual conference, including scholarship opportunities
  • All RNA publications & mailings
  • Discounts on advertising with Religion Newswriters (10%)

Ready to join? Choose your membership category, then apply using our secure payment center