30 May 2013 WACC plans communications rights workshop at WCC Assembly
The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC), where the theme will be “God of life, lead us to justice and peace,” will take place in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 30 October to 8 November 2013.
The rich offering of events at the Assembly is intended to maximize sharing among participants – to deepen their experience of fellowship, to increase their knowledge of the ecumenical movement and to provide space for dialogue on important issues.
Thematic plenaries will present global challenges the churches must face together. A special madang programme will promote the exchange of gifts and experiences among participants through workshops, exhibitions and side events.
WACC will be presenting a workshop titled “Hearing Many Voices for Justice and Peace.” Participants will explore the relevance of communication rights to transforming political, economic and social structures and to improving lives and livelihoods.
The workshop will focus on the role of community radio in voicing the concerns of poor, marginalized, excluded and dispossessed people. WACC is currently coordinating an initiative focused on increasing the number of communities benefiting from stronger and more inclusive community radio in order to advance democratic participation and active citizenship.
Topics to be covered include experiences of empowering people through communication to express their aspirations and needs, strengthening the voices of women, the democratization of the media, and the role of social media and digital platforms.
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