To Preach the Gospel Effectively

ASIA/INDIA - Indian religious sisters learn how to use media technology “to preach the Gospel effectively”

Patna (Agenzia Fides) – The mission always involved communication and today, this implies the new forms of mass media. Aware of this fact, the Archdiocese of Patna has joined forces with the Ravi Bharati Institute of communications to offer a special course to the Archdiocese's sisters. The course was entitled: “Communication, mass media, and the use of the computer in modern communication.”

As organizers told Fides, “years ago, the first religious missionaries who reached India had the task of evangelizing the people of the area. One of the fundamental means was through teaching them to read. Today, we are in a similar situation, but now it implies illiteracy of the mass media. It is because we live in a world that is heavily influenced by media progress and all should become 'literate' in the use of mass media, and thus become effective preachers of the Gospel.” The training was offered to a group of 26 sisters from various religious congregations that will also, in turn, teach what they learn to other sisters in their own institutes.

The course aimed at helping the religious become experts in the use of the computer, photography, video, Internet, and other media technology. (PA) (Agenzia Fides 9/9/2009)

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