WACC-Asia celebrates annual Communication Sunday

WACC-Asia celebrates annual Communication Sunday

The World Association for Christian Communication – Asia Region will mark its annual communication Sunday, September 2 2012, on the theme God of life: lead us to justice, peace and reconciliation with creation.

The Regional Executive Committee has prepared a resource booklet to guide churches and Christian institutions in celebrating the theme.

The booklet provides liturgical resources as well as stories and ideas that can be used in the context of celebrating communication in worship. A PDF copy of the booklet can be downloaded here.

WACC General Secretary, The Rev, Dr Karin Achtelstetter, thanked members and partners for their efforts to promote communication.

“In the spirit of communication for all, I would like to thank the WACC Asia Region for its gift to all our members and partners of a day on which to recognise the vital role played by communication in promoting greater understanding, peace and the promise of reconciliation.”

In her preamble in the booklet, Achtelstetter observed that “New media technologies have expanded the communication opportunities for many people around the world and helped to amplify alternative voices.”

She invited members and partners to share the booklet widely and use it as a tool to advocate and promote communication for all, especially the marginalised who are striving for peaceful coexistence with each other.

WACC President, Dr Dennis A. Smith, in his preamble, said that communicators have a key task of “shedding light on that which has been hidden — the lies and corruption of the powerful — but also to lift up before the world those that have been made invisible.”

“As communicators we understand that building meaning together, a sacred task, is not only a tool but also a process, a way of being, on the path to justice, peace and reconciliation with Creation.”

The Rev. Dr Samuel Meshack, WACC-Asia President, said this year’s Communication Sunday is based on the theme of the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC): God of Life: Lead us to Justice and Peace.

This is the third year in a row that the Region has undertaken to celebrate and promote communication work.

A print copy of the resource booklet can be requested from the WACC-Asia President.

The booklet is also available in Chinese and can be downloaded here.

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