April 06, 2016 08:04 ET

Deily Presented With DeRose-Hinkhouse Award for Communications Excellence

Recognized Best-in-Class Website Focusing on Faith and Spirituality

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 6, 2016) -   Deily, the rapidly growing community dedicated to hosting an open, honest, insightful discussion about religion, today announced it has been recognized by the Religion Communicators Council (RCC) for its work in digital communications. The award recognizes the achievements of RCC members who demonstrate excellence as religion communicators.

Deily was presented with the award for its innovative social platform that serves the organizations, professionals, devout, curious and academic members of the religious ecosystem. The website provides a forum where people from all walks of life can openly share thoughts and discuss religion and all its many facets.

"Deily was founded with the goal of bringing best in class digital solutions to the religious space," said co-founder and CEO Shawn Bose. "We are thrilled to receive this honor from the Religion Communicators Council and will continue to find ways to engage our audiences digitally and encourage them share their faith, traditions and understanding with one another in a way that impacts lives for the better."

Deily was founded by technology entrepreneurs Shawn Bose and Justin Halloran, launching in December 2014 to evoke religious conversation in an entirely new, profound way and unite a significant population interested in religion. In fact, in the United States alone, people conduct nearly 34 million web searches for religious topics every month, among the 100,000+ religious keywords that Deily monitors.

The awards honor the late Victor DeRose and Paul M. Hinkhouse, who were leading lithographers in New York City. Aimee Thunberg, from Auburn Seminary, and Tracey Del Duca, of the Ruth Stafford Peale Library in the Interchurch Center, helped coordinate judging of the awards. The DeRose-Hinkhouse Award reception was held in New York City on March 31, 2016, in conjunction with RCC's annual national convention.

The RCC is an interfaith association of religion communicators at work in print and electronic communication, marketing, and public relations. Established in 1929, it is the oldest association of religion communicators in America. There are six local chapters around the country as well as members-at-large in cities where a chapter does not exist. The chapters meet monthly, providing an outlet for education and networking for the members. The chapters also serve to promote excellence in the communication of religious faith and values as well as understanding among diverse faith groups.

A complete list of the 2016 DeRose-Hinkhouse award winners can be found at The 2017 RCC National Convention will gather March 29-April 1 in Chicago, Ill.

About Deily
Founded by technology entrepreneurs Shawn Bose and Justin Halloran in December 2014, Deily is focused on bringing the religious experience into the digital age by making it on demand, personally relevant and accessible in an entirely new and profound way. Transforming the religious experience from passive to active through its social platform, Deily invites understanding between people, encouraging the knowledgeable to share insights and the curious to request explanations. Deily is creating and sustaining an online community dedicated to sharing the world's religious information and supporting the organizations, institutions and individuals devoted to making the world a better place through understanding. Learn more at

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