Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Media Literacy for catechists/faith formators

The influence of Media in our modern society cannot be ignored and if used correctly can act as an important vehicle in the communication of our faith.

The CCC states:
The information provided by the media is at the service of the common good. Society has a right to information based on truth, freedom, justice and solidarity:

The proper exercise of this right demands that the content of the communication be true and – within the limits set by justice and charity – complete. Further, it should be communicated honestly and properly. This means that in the gathering and in the publication of news the moral law and the legitimate rights and dignity of man should be upheld. (CCC 2494)

CANA has invited Sr Rose Pacatte, FSP, the director of the Pauline Centre for Media Studies in Culver City California to speak specially to catechists on two topics. Her primary work is media literacy education for parents and teachers within the context of culture, education and faith formation. Sr. Rose is an award-winning writer, contributor and columnist for several magazines, author of several books, member of jury on film festival, and frequent presenter at conferences related to media and media education. Her books include LIGHTS, CAMERA…FAITH! Media Mindfulness and Educating Teens about Faith and Media.

1. Media Spirituality for Catechists & Faith Formators
Saturday 10 October 2.00 – 3.45pm
Venue: CAEC Auditorium

2. How to be a Media Savvy Catechist & Faith Formators
in 10 easy steps
Saturday 10 October 4.15 – 6.00pm
Venue: CAEC Auditorium

Catechists are encouraged to attend these courses for a better understanding on the application of Media to catechesis and impart the proper usage of the same to our youth.

For more information, please refer to attached Registration Form or contact CANA:
Tel: 6336-4815/6336-4467
Fax: 6336-5379

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