"Communicating Christ to Millennials" - the National Summer Media course for the Church leaders and laity was solemnly inaugurated on Saturday, 6th May 2017 at St Pauls Institute of Communication Education (SPICE), Mumbai.
Fr Devassia, the Vice-Provincial Superior of the Society of St Paul, Fr Dominic D’Silva, Director SPICE, and Fr Joby Mathew, General Editor, STPAULS-BYB were present for the event.
There are twenty-seven participants to this three week residential Summer Course, designed to equip Church leaders and laity with professional knowledge and skill sets in Media. During the course, they are introduced into Journalism, Advertising, Public Relations, Branding, Social media, Graphic and Design, TV presentation, voice modulations and other tools of communication.
On Sunday, 7th May 2017, Oswald Cardinal Gracias delivered the key note address to the participants of the summer course and also to the participants of the Symposium cum Workshop in view 51st World Communications Day. “Communication is a tool that God has given us and we need to employ them for the progress of humanity, society and world-peace” said Cardinal Oswald highlighting the importance of communication with Justice and Charity.
SPICE and Archdiocese of Bombay jointly organized the Symposium-cum-Workshop on “Communicating Hope and Trust in Our Times”. Bishop Allwyn D’Silva, the auxiliary bishop of Bombay, Fr Myron Pereira SJ and Anand Castelino were the panellists who treated the theme from the perspectives of ecology and environment; Documents of the Catholic Church on Communication; and Christian Family. Carol Andrade, the Dean of SPICE and veteran journalist, skilfully moderated the event.