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Fr. Spadaro opens the debates of SIGNIS World Congress on Tuesday
Rome, 25 February 2014: Fr Antonio Spadaro, SJ, an expert in religion and digital media, author of Cyberteologia (soon to be published in English as Cybertheology) and editor-in-chief of the influential Jesuit magazine La Civiltà Cattolica, gave the opening address of SIGNIS World Congress on Tuesday afternoon, February 25. In it he reflected upon the ethical and spiritual dimensions of the emerging digital culture.
Father Spadaro talked to some 300 Catholic communicators from around 80 countries who came to Rome for the SIGNIS World Congress 2014, which is approaching the theme “Media for a Culture of Peace: Creating Images with the New Generation”.
Besides of the opening session with Fr Spadaro, the programme of the Congress for Tuesday also included 4 workshops on New Media, Social Marketing, Catholic Social Documentary, and Cinema and Spirituality.
Workshop 1: New Media, New Opportunities for ‘Social’ Communication, exploring how Catholic communicators are responding creatively and imaginatively to the opportunities of digital communication
Workshop 2: Social Marketing: Positioning, Perception & Participation, sharing experiences and insights into creative uses of social marketing and fundraising
Workshop 3: Catholic Social Documentary: Past, Present and Future, looking at the evolution and the future perspectives of TV social documentaries
Workshop 4: Cinema & Spirituality, an exchange of experiences on how cinema can put us in touch with a world of rich spiritual experiences.