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The Salesian Communication Days

Friday 22 April 2016, by SIGNIS

Rome, April, 22nd, 2016 (ANS). This year’s Salesian Communication Days will be held on April 29 -30 at the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS) in Rome on the theme “Communication and mercy: a fruitful encounter”.

These two days will involve listening, discussion and practice and are meant as a training opportunity for young religious and laity to be good communicators in a rapidly changing world.

On 29 April, after the initial welcome, Fr Giulio Albanian, Director of "Peoples and Mission" and "The Golden Bridge", and Professor Rita Marchetti, professor at the University of Perugia, will present and develop the message of Pope Francis for the 50th World Communications Day: "Communication and mercy: a fruitful encounter."

The round table will be broadcast live streaming (15:45 to 18:00, GMT + 2) on the fsc.unisal.it site, on YouTube and on Twitter @FSC_unisal following the hashtag #gmcs2016.

It will be followed by parallel sessions where participants will delve into the topic from different perspectives, thanks to the interventions of experts and operators in the area of communications and mercy:

  • Alessandra Morelli, (UNHCR)
  • Fr Giovanni Carpentieri, (Association FuoriDellaPorta NPO);
  • Donatella Parisi, (Astalli Centre, Rome);
  • Fr Spriano Alexander (Chaplain of Rebibbia prison, Rome);
  • Sr Gabriella Bottani, (TalitaKum).

The morning of April 30 will be dedicated to communication workshops, where, through media analysis, participants will gain skills of analysis and communication of mercy.

The book "Communication and mercy, a fruitful meeting," will be launched on one of the days. It is a collection of qualified contributions of the teachers of the Faculty of Social Communication Studies.

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