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“Telling Their Own Stories, Building Their Own Countries”

My most excellent pal and colleague Ali sent this along a few weeks ago (sorry, sorry, this blogger has some time management issues . . . ). But here it is! Check out this groovey website and this groovey article about some of the work that Journalists for Human Rights is up to. It’s a really eye-opening read about what can happen to media outlets during times of conflict and war, and about the necessity of strong media even in peace times. Check it out!

Virtually There

It’s no secret that Canada’s a big country. It’s easy to forget this in the cramped urban spaces along our southern border, but for the most part sprawling is a most apt description of our geography. Sprawling and rural and a lot of times cold and wintery. These create serious challenges to ministry, especially with the decline of many mainstream churches.

A few United Churches in northern Ontario have leveraged technology against these challenges and are now bringing multiple locations together virtually for an interactive worship experience. Read the whole CBC article here.

What do you think of this kind of digital togetherness? What impact will this have on our ideas about community and even something like the eucharist? What does communion mean in a digital space? Very interesting . . .

Fragmented, But Wholesome – Iceland’s Church and Society Dialogues Via Social Media

Join the World Association for Christian Communication (North America) for this exciting webinar!

Iceland is amazing for a lot of reasons. One of which is for producing he Rev. Árni Svanur Daníelsson, Director of Communications for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Iceland (ELCI). Árni is very savvy social media user who has put his interest in these platforms to good use in service of ministry in Iceland. He’ll be joining WACC North America for a webinar on Tuesday, October 30th for a conversation about the intersection of church life and social media.

Anyone with an internet connection can join us for this excellent webinar. Click here to find out more and save your spot! You must pre-register for this online event.