June 17, 2009 – Debra L. Mason, director of the Center on Religion & the Professions, addressed more than 80 Kiwanis members during two recent speaking engagements. Mason spoke to a Columbia Kiwanis club on April 28 and to the Fulton Kiwanis Club on June 11, both on the topic of the Center, religious literacy and the professions.
In addition to directing the Center, Mason is a professor of journalism studies at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and executive director of the Religion Newswriters Association. She is a nationally recognized, award-winning and widely published specialist in religion journalism, with more than 25 years of professional teaching, research and reporting experience.
The Center on Religion & the Professions (CORP) was founded in 2003 with a mission of improving religious literacy among professionals, to help them serve a diverse public. It performs research and creates curriculum, resources and public programming to accomplish that goal. For more information about the Center, call (573) 882-9257.