Seminar held on environment protection


A WEEK-LONG social communications seminar focusing at promoting effective environmental protection through the use of media skills, was held at the Catholic Bishops Conference (CBC), in Port Moresby, last week.
Twenty participants comprising of religious persons and lay faithful attended the seminar.
Special sessions were given by Apostolic Nuncio to PNG/the Solomon Islands Archbishop Kurian Matthew Vayalunkal and Mendi Diocese Bishop Donald Lippert.
Bishop Lippert reminded participants of how they were intimately and practically connected with their environment and urged for them to value and appreciate every living creature and person in our communities and environment.
He warned of the harm caused to the environment from the “throwaway culture”and stressed the need for honest debates.
said the key to better approaches of environment protection lay in honest debate that inspired dialogue to prevent further loss of biodiversity.
Archbishop Kurian Mathew Vayalunkal, addressed the group in a session entitled, ‘Crisis in Church Communications’.
He encouraged the participants to use the means at their disposal and ensure that the ‘Truth’ of the Gospel is communicated first of all through their lives.
Other guest speakers at the seminar were Development Secretary of CBC Marie Mondu, Caritas PNG Director Mavis Tito and Caritas Outreach Worker Jason Siwat.
The Seminar will highlighted issues from the Holy Father’s Encyclical ‘Laudato Si’, Church Communication, 2020 World Communication Day message, and other issues dealing with the environment.
Writing news and articles, taking reflective images to inspire, scripting and editing short videos, 2020 Media Education Seminars and their theme ‘Keep it clean, Go Green!’, International Short Film Festival.

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