“You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by the works.”
– JAMES 2:22 –
With the influx of information easily available on the internet and social media, it is highly essential to properly inform, train, and equip online missionaries in terms of handling technological advancements; giving emphasis on the authenticity of the content, sources, and intentions, making them effective advocates of God’s truth.
The Summit for this year is themed #Activate and is inspired by the scriptural passage from James 2:22 “You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by the works.” This will empower attending online missionaries on activating themselves as they discover strategies on delivering truth in social media, wherever they are.
This year’s Catholic Social Media Summit is also the start of a 3-year campaign called
ACT: (Activate – 2018, Connect – 2019, Transform-2020)
that will be fully operational on 2021 as we celebrate the 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
The Social Media Summit is attended mostly by young professionals, social media managers, communicators and religious from dioceses, congregations and communities throughout the country.
DATE & VENUE
NOVEMBER 17, 2018 | SIENA COLLEGE, QUEZON CITY
Summit Gate opens at 6:30AM | Program Proper starts at 8:00AM
“Be Holy for I am Holy”
St. Paul warned the elders of the church of Ephesus to be very watchful because “when I have gone, fierce wolves will invade you and will have no mercy on the flock.” (cfr 20,28-38) And he continued by saying that “even from your own ranks there will be men coming forward with a travesty of the truth on their lips to induce the disciples to follow them.”
Social Media in today’s imperfect world
The different generations present on social media?
Who are the wolves that hunts us in Social Media?
“Strive first for the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.” (Mt 6:33)
TECHNOLOGY, especially at the rate that it is developing nowadays, is slowly but surely charming us into our own dehumanization, let alone, our dechristianization. It tends to sweep our feet off because of the many practical conveniences and advantages it gives.
– Now is the time to face the challenge squarely before we lose our human and Christian soul.
– Our technologies can be our modern Trojan horse, a sweet but deadly poison that we gladly take.
Freedom and Responsibility
SUB – SESSION 1:
Freedom and Responsibility are inseparable twins, like the two sides of a coin. One cannot be without the other. To be truly free, one has to be responsible. And to be truly responsible, one has to be free.
SUB – SESSION 2:
And the more freedom one enjoys, the more responsibility he should also exercise. And the new forms of freedom, especially brought about now by our new technologies, should also be matched by new forms of responsibility.
TIME TO LOVE THE CHURCH MORE
Now that the Church is buffeted by an ugly crisis of clerical abuse and other related issues, we have to realize that now is also the time to love it even more. Instead of simply being carried away by the spiral of scandal and anger, fault-finding and blaming, let us see what we—each one of us—can do to help our mother, the Church. We are all in this together. Our love for it should increase rather than diminish because of this problem.
Mental Health and Depression
How Social Media plays a big part on the person’s emotions and what can we do about it?
Human Rights Issues on Social Media
How Social Media can be a source of information and disinformation
Religion and Community
How Social Media can create communities beyond barriers
Family Upgrade: Balancing offline and online world among the Digital Families
How Families must maintain balance (offline and online), bring each other to church, and evangelize other families
OUR MISSION IN CHRIST
A Christian cannot think of his or her mission on earth without seeing it as a path of holiness, for “this is the will of God, your sanctification” (1 Thess 4:3). Each saint is a mission, planned by the Father to reflect and embody, at a specific moment in history, a certain aspect of the Gospel. – Gaudete Et Exhultate
Finding my “own Advocacy”, my passion
Use your passion to bring social change in Media. No matter how old or young you are.
Marketing the truth through Creative Media
We need to do a lot of media work to show the goodness of being a Catholic, slowly but steadily explaining the details of the benefits involved. And we can do this by making use of the usual means of advertising, like making commercials for radio, TV and even online.
There is now a lot of marketing being done online. Let us hope that we can count on competent people to do this. The clergy should lead the way, but the laypeople can and should be highly involved in this job. With their exposure to the real world and their creativity, many laypeople can be most effective in this department.
ACTIVATE: You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by the works. (James 2:22)
This is a powerful summons to all of us. You too need to see the entirety of your life as a mission. Try to do so by listening to God in prayer and recognizing the signs that he gives you. Always ask the Spirit what Jesus expects from you at every moment of your life and in every decision you must make, so as to discern its place in the mission you have received. Allow the Spirit to forge in you the personal mystery that can reflect Jesus Christ in today’s world. – Gaudete Et Exhultate
FR. JESSEL GERARD GONZALES, SJ
Assistant Director for Formation,
Ateneo de Davao University
MSGR. PEDRO QUITORIO III
Director, CBCP Media Office
President, Areopagus Communications Inc.
Doctorate in Family Studies
Registered Psychologist | Registered Guidance Counselor
MARIEL LOUISE CUSI
FR. LUCIANO FELLONI
MARIA CRISTINA FIRMANTE
Registered Guidance Counselor
University Counselor, De La Salle University
ADRIENNE LIA CUA
Founder, EarthCrew Kids
FR. NONO ALFONSO, SJ
Executive Director, Aid to the Church in Need
- Nikko Balbedina (0915 376 7615)