Here is an incomplete list of publishing associations and informal groups. If you would like to have your association listed, please contact MTI.
Association of Christian JournalistsAssociation of Christian Journalists (ACJ) is a professional, interdenominational organization representing about 80 Christian newspapers and journals from many countries and regions (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Finland, and America.) Its interdenominational character is determined not only by the fact that journalists of any Christian denomination may become its members. It is—first and foremost—determined by the obligation taken by its members to carry on their journalist activity in such a way that the honor and dignity of brothers and sisters of other Christian denominations is not offended. Their motto: "Unity in the essentials, difference of mind in peripherals, love in everything." For more information: www.acj.ru/eng/
CBAFormerly the Christian Booksellers Association, CBA is the U.S.-based trade association for Christian retailers and suppliers. Its mission is "To serve Jesus Christ by equipping those called to share the Good News and make disciples through Christian retail excellence." CBA represents Christian retailers in all 50 states, and partners with its sister organization, ChristianTrade Association International, to also serve Christian retailers and suppliers around the world. CBA publishes a weekly electronic brief and a monthly magazine as well as industry research. It also organizes the world's largest International Christian Retail Show, held in the USA each July. For more information: www.cbaonline.org
ChristianTrade Association InternationalChristianTrade Association International (CTAI) is a worldwide association of nations, companies, and individuals committed to fulfilling the Great Commission through the distribution of Christian resources. CTAI's vision is to see excellent Christian resources impact the lives of people everywhere. Its mission is to support the Christian resource industry worldwide as it advances the Gospel. The association includes 16 member nations. Conventions are held annually in the U.S. and in Asia, with additional events planned in Africa, Europe, and South America. CTAI publishes an annual directory of the international Christian trade, the International Market Directory (IMD) which lists 1,000 publishers, distributors, and wholesalers (CTAI members) in more than 60 countries. Free downloads and articles to help grow Christian trade outreach are also available on CTAI's Web site. For more information: www.christiantrade.com.
Cuvinte la Schimb (Words Exchange)Cuvinte la Schimb (Words Exchange) is a group of evangelical Romanian poets and writers who desire to bring a Christian influence to bear on Romanian literary culture. The group has produced two anthologies of poetry by members. They also publish an electronic magazine available on their Web site or by subscription. Although the group maintains member contact through their Web site and by e-mail, they have held two national conferences. For more information: http://groups.yahoo.com/group.cuvintelaschimb
Evangelical Press AssociationThe Evangelical Press Association (EPA) is an association of some 375 periodicals, organizations, and individual members. Its publications have a combined circulation of some 19 million readers. EPA's purpose is to promote the cause of evangelical Christianity and to enhance the influence of Christian journalism by: providing Christian fellowship among members of the association; rendering practical assistance; stimulating mutual helpfulness among members; encouraging high ethical and technical standards in the field of Christian journalism; and suggesting concerted and timely emphasis on important issues. For more information: www.epassoc.org
Evangelical Christian Publishers AssociationThe Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) is an international, not-for-profit, trade organization serving its industry by promoting excellence and professionalism, sharing relevant data, stimulating Christian fellowship, raising the effectiveness of member houses, and equipping them to meet the needs of the changing marketplace. For more information: www.ecpa.org
GegraphaGegrapha was formed in1998 in Washington, D.C. at the initiative of David Aikman, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and former foreign correspondent for Time Magazine. Its purpose is three-fold: to build a global community of Christians in journalism, support those already in the profession and encourage younger Christians to enter it as a career; to model excellence, integrity, and the highest ethical standards; and to encourage journalists to explore all of the possibilities of making the profession a vehicle for truth and God's grace to a skeptical world. Gegrapha is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian association affiliated with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., a nonprofit organization. For more information: www.gegrapha.org
Media PointFounded in 1995, Media Point (MP) is a secular, professional institute and a network of media professionals based in Kathmandu, Nepal. MP seeks to develop human resources in the media sector by imparting quality training, helping organizations design and launch effective promotional activities, and assisting media and other sectors with services, including editing, translation, and compiling press clippings. For more information: www.mediapoint.org.np/introduction.html