Every country worldwide is dealing with at least one and most often multiple crises. Whether natural disasters, wars, persecution, terrorism, refugee movements, or political unrest, Christian journalists are on the front lines, searching out the truth and publishing the information your readers need in order to respond as those called to be light and salt in a chaotic world.

At the Crisis Publishing Initiative conference you will gain the knowledge, skills, and resources you need in order to research, report, and publish responsibly in crisis situations. The conference on publishing in the midst of crisis will:
1) provide practical help to writers, editors, and publishers in covering crises and communicating truthfully and fairly to your readers, offering a biblical perspective and providing resources for Christians and the church; and
2) provide reliable background information on a series of crises with which many publishers worldwide must deal and about which you must write.

For a description of proposed sessions click here.

Who should attend the conference?
Both freelance and staff Christian writers, photographers, editors, and publishers of magazines, books, and blogs worldwide are invited to attend. We expect up to 100 Christians in publishing from more than a dozen countries will make the trek to Sopron, ensuring a rich time of fellowship and a wide variety of networking opportunities.

Who are the speakers?
The speakers are Christian journalists and researchers who have many years of experience dealing with crises, reporting and researching in the midst of disaster. If you would like to share from your experience, please write Sharon Mumper through the contact form.

Are scholarships available?
A limited number of partial scholarships are available for participants from Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. To apply for a scholarship, click here.

Will I need a visa?
Hungary is part of the Schengen Agreement. If your country is a member of the Schengen Agreement, you will not need a visa. Check with the Hungarian government to see whether people from your country need visas for Hungary. If you will fly into the airport in Vienna, you may also need a visa for Austria. Find out here.