AMERICA/COLOMBIA - Towards Missionary Day: "Cybermission, Gospel without borders"

Friday, 11 September 2020 missionary animation   formation   new technologies   pontifical mission societies  

Bogotà (Agenzia Fides) - The Fundación Universitaria Católica del Norte, of the Benedict XVI Center for Theological Studies, organized "Cyber mission, Gospel without borders" course, which aims to offer the necessary tools "so that all the baptized, called to be missionary disciples, understand the current language of cyberculture and, through it, spread the message of the Gospel". As the note sent to Fides explains, the course, free and with the possibility of certification, begins on 21 September, will last 12 hours and counts on the support of the Pontifical Mission Societies of Colombia. The 2 learning modules have these themes: 1. Basic foundations for evangelization in Cybermissions 2. Cybermissions from information and communication technologies (ICT) as a new areopagus of evangelization.
"In a world where social networks are a fundamental element of communication, cybermission allows us to bring the message of the Good News by embracing new contexts, understanding relational dynamics and showing the relevance of the Gospel in all its forms - explain the organizers -. Faith has migrated into the networks, it is a natural and necessary process, but it must have an order and a purpose, Christ must be the center of my discourse, in order not to fall into the error of the seduction of having multiple followers, thousands of views and the fact of being 'famous', forgetting that the important thing in all this is the message, not the messenger".
Participants will therefore be helped to: understand the language of cyberculture and cybermission to bring the message of the Gospel; identify the characteristics of the cyber-missionary profile; know the basic elements of techniques, strategies and guidelines that can be used to complete the cyber mission. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 11/9/2020)