WACC and the World Council of Churches organised an international symposium in September 2021, focused on the impact of digital transformation on communities and societies. Presentations, case studies and discussion explored the challenges of digital communication with a social justice lens, and identified opportunities for concerted and collaborative actions within faith communities and among faith, civil society, academic, media and technological organizations.
The symposium concluded with the publication of a manifesto that sets out principles to promote socially just communication and calls for a “transformative movement” founded on human rights, human dignity, and democratic principles:
The symposium was co-organized with Brot für die Welt (Bread for the World), Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (Evangelical Church in Germany), Evangelische Mission Weltweit (EMW, Association of Protestant Churches and Missions in Germany), and World Student Christian Federation.
For the full presentations and resources from the Symposium, visit: https://www.oikoumene.org/digital-symposium