While archives are closed by Covid-19, the RAG committee has prepared a brief guide to online resources to help researchers. This will continue to be refined as the situation changes. This is item 6 on our RAG Guidance page
To find out about how RAG works or become a member, visit the About RAG section
If you’re looking for information about religious archives in the UK or how to look after your own archives, visit the Advice and Guidance pages
For information about the yearly RAG conference and other events, visit the Conferences and Events pages
To find out about our projects, visit the Current Projects section
RAG’s annual report is now available here: Annual General Meetings
As our conference this year has had to be postponed, our AGM cannot be held at the moment. The report demonstrates that the group has made progress on a number of fronts including the production of guidance, the provision of training, and the implementation of our small grants scheme. The committee remains determined to support members as much as possible during this difficult time. We have already produced guidance for researchers on online resources and made it available on our website. In the meantime, please let us know if there are any issues the committee can usefully address.
The 2020 Conference on Religion and Art at Luther King House, Manchester has been postponed indefinitely. It is hoped to arrange another date in due course.
18/06/20: This has now been updated to version 6. Please take a look
RAG has now published new guidance on the care of the archives of religious communities, available to download here
This focuses on the historic records of Christian religious communities within the UK, though much of the advice will also be relevant to communities within other faiths. It is aimed at community members or staff without professional training who may be assigned responsibility for archives, and encourages good stewardship in preserving these historic records for the future
A review of a recent book, ‘Memory and mission’ has been posted on this site: the full review can be found here.