SIGNIS Asia Assembly 2010 Announced

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Kuala Lumpur, July 7, 2010 (SIGNIS) – The SIGNIS Asia Assembly 2010 will be held in Surabaya, Indonesia from September 19 to 25 on the theme “Cultivate Peace, Protect Creation; Media’s Role”.

The theme of the assembly is inspired by Pope Benedict’s 2010 Message for the World Day of Peace. As Pope Benedict said, “The environment must be seen as God’s gift to all people, and the use we make of it entails a shared responsibility for all humanity, especially the poor and future generations.” The full message can be found at the Vatican’s website.

SIGNIS Indonesia and his President Fr. Boedi Prasetijo will host and coordinate the event which includes the SIGNIS Asia Assembly, study days and the SIGNIS Asia Media Awards 2010.

The SIGNIS Asia Media Awards (SAMA) 2010 will award media productions in 3 categories: Fifteen minute video (USD 1,000), One minute video (USD 500) and Poster (USD 300). The entries should be on the theme “Cultivate Peace, Protect Creation; Media’s Role” and must be submitted before August 31 (videos) or September 19 (posters). For more information contact: Fr.Iswarahadi: iswarahadi@yahoo.com.

The programme for the study days will include a keynote address on the theme, a talk about the role of media, and an input from a spiritual and pastoral point of view.

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