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 News Archive 2014

 


 

19th Annual FABC-OSC Bishop' Meet Final Statement Now Available


The Final Statement of the 19th annual FABC-Office of Social Communication Bishops' Meet is now available. Bishops' Meet is the annual gathering of bishop-chairmen and secretaries responsible for social communication in FABC-member bishops' conferences. This year's gathering was held at Macau's Diocesan Pastoral Center in Coloane. The theme was "Message of 10th Plenary Assembly - Spirituality of New Evagelization: The Communication Dimension." 031214

 

 

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Fifth Asian Conference of Theology Students (ACTS V) Final Statement Now Available

 


The Final Statement of the the Fifith Asia Conference of Theology Students (ACTS V) held at Bangkok Christian House, Bangkok, Thailand from October 27-31, 2014 is now available online. This Fifth ACTS was jointly organized by FABC Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs and the Chritian Conference of Asia (CCA) which focus on the document "Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Recommendations for Conduct." 031114


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Final Statement - BILA II on Small Christian Communities’ Now Available

 


The Final Statement of the second Bishops’ Institute on Lay Apostolate on Small Christian Communities is now available. This BILA was organized by the AsIPA desk of the FABC-Office of Laity and Family which was held in the Camilian Pastoral Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand from September 25-30, 2014. The second BILA on Small Christian Communities explored the theme “SCCs Leading to New Evangelization.”301014


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BILA X ON LAITY

 


The FABC-Office of Laity and Family will organize a BILA (Bishops' Institute for Lay Apostolate) X on Laity from February 2-7, 2014. This BILA will explore the theme on "The Role and Mission of Laity in the 21st Century" and will be held at the Pastoral Center of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Bangladesh in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 141014


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THIRD EDITION OF "CHURCH AND SOCIAL COMMUNICATION” LAUNCHED

 


The third edition of “Church and Social Communication, Basic Documents” was published on September 9, 2014. The 640-page book contains all basic communication documents of the Church from 1936 to 2014, edited and introduced with appropriate historical background by Fr. Franz-Josef Eilers, svd. The publication contains full texts of 17 Vatican documents, 47 World Communication Day Papal messages, as well as communication sections of 19 other documents including 4 which have been published by local churches. Fr. Eilers was executive secretary of the FABC-Office of Social Communication from 1995 to 2010. Currently, he is director of the Bangkok-based “Asian Research Center for Religion and Social Communication” (ARC) and program director of “St. Joseph Freinademetz Communication Center” (JFCC) in Manila. In 2001, he founded the “Master’s in Theology major in Social/ Pastoral Communication” (MAT-SPC) at the 400-year old Pontifical University of Santo Tomas in Manila. To-date, the program has graduated more than 35 priests, religious and lay people from countries like Bangladesh, Korea, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar and Philippines. 031014

 

 

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THEME FOR 2015 WORLD COMMUNICATION DAY ANNOUNCED

 

 

The theme for 2015 World Communication Day Message is “Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love.”  The topic was chosen to fit “into the context of the central theme of the next two synods on the family”(Vatican News). The 2015 WCD message is the 7th of this theme in the history of the World Communication Day Messages.  According to Eilers (Church and Social Communication Basic Documents, 2014) the family plays a special role in being at least six times subject of respective messages (1969, 1979,1989,1991,1994,2004). The theme on WCD message is traditionally announced on September 29 on the occasion of the feast day of Archangel, the patron saint of the communicators. 011014

 

 

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6TH ASIAN YOUTH DAY OPENS TODAY

 

 

The 6th Asian Youth Day (AYD) opens today, August 13, in Daejeon, South Korea with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at Solomoe Shrine, the birthplace of the first Korean priest and martyr, St. Andrew Kim Daegon. The theme of the week-long festive coming together of Asian Catholic youth is "Asian Youth Wake Up! The Glory of the Martyrs Shines on You." It coincides with the historic visit of the Holy Father Pope Francis from August 14-18. For updates on AYD 2014 program and activities, the Diocese of Daejeon has setup the website http://www.ayd2014.org/ accessible in English and Korean. 130814


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Final Statement on the Second FABC Climate Change Seminar Now Available Online

 

 

The Final Statement of the Second FABC Climate Change Seminar is now available online. The seminar was held at the Assumption University Suvarnabhumi Campus, Bangkok, Thailand last October 23-24, 2014 with the theme "Climate Change, Asian Impacts and response." 090714

 

 

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FABC-Office of Laity and Family Newsletter Now Available Onlinea

 

 

The Second Quater Newsletter of FABC-Office of Laity and Family is now available online. 250614

 

 

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AYD (Asian Youth Day 2014) in Daejon, South Korea

 

 

The 6th Asian Youth Day (AYD) will be held in Daejon, South Korea from August 13-17, 2014 with the theme: "Asian Youth! Wake Up! The Glory of the Martyrs Shines on You." The Youth Desk of FABC-Office of Laity and Family is in the thick of their preparations for the same event which will be attended by Pope Francis. 250614


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FABC-Office of Laity & Family's "Redesigned" Newsletter for 2014 Now Available Online

 

 

The Redesigned Newsletter of FABC Office of Laity and Family is now available online. The newsletter gives news and updates of the different activities of the Women and Family, AsIPA, and Youth desks of the FABC Laity office. 100314


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Second Bishops Institute on Lay Apostolate (BILA II) on Small Christian Communities

 

 

The AsIPA Desk of the Office of Laity and Family of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences will organize their Second Bishops’ Institute on Lay Apostolate  (BILA II) on Small Christian Communities from September 25-30, 2014.  The theme for this BILA II is "SCCs Leading to New Evagelization". It aims at deepening our understanding of SCCs and renewing a way of building up SCCs in our context based on Evangelii Gaudium. The Camillian Pastoral Care Center in Bangkok, Thailand will be the venue. This event is organized with cooperation of Thailand's BEC National Team. 100314

 

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