The SIGNIS Asia Assembly (SAA) 2022 will be held online with the theme ‘Listening with the ear of the heart‘. The Webinar will feature presentations from experts from across Asia and beyond.
SIGNIS Asia cordially invites you to attend the SIGNIS Asia Assembly (SAA) 2022 which will be conducted online with a Free Study Days Webinar Session on 12-13 July 2022. SIGNIS Asia Assembly Day for Members will be held on 13-14 July 2022.
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SIGNIS ASIA ASSEMBLY AND STUDY DAYS 2022
12 – 14 July 2022 (Online)
STUDY DAYS WEBINAR:
DAY 1, 12 July: 1600 – 1930, BKK Time (Online 3 1/2 hours) – Open to All
DAY 2, 13 July: 1600 – 1700, BKK Time (Online 1 hour) – Open to All
DAY 2, 13 July: 1710 – 1900, BKK Time (Online 2 hours) – for SIGNIS Members
DAY 3, 14 July: 1600 – 1900, BKK Time (Online 3 hours) – for SIGNIS Members
About the theme
‘Listening allows us to get things right, and not simply to be passive onlookers, users or consumers. Listening also means being able to share questions and doubts, to journey side by side, to banish all claims to absolute power and to put our abilities and gifts at the service of the common good.’ – Pope Francis
The power does not come by positions, but by listening to others and keeping your abilities for common good. How many times in life do we overpower others instead of sharing what we have? How many times I have been selfish without understanding the needs of others? How many times did I remain passive in spite of witnessing the pains of others?
These are the questions I need to reflect upon if I wish to be a listener.
The proposed study day of SIGNIS ASIA cordially invites you to explore ways and means to listen to others to make our existence meaningful on earth.
The theme: Listening with ear of the heart
Objective: To sharpen our ‘listening ability’ to see the world around us more accurately, an indispensable ingredient of dialogue and good communication.
2.30pm–6pm INDIA/ SRI LANKA
4pm–7.30pm CAMBODIA/ INDONESIA/ THAILAND/ VIETNAM
5pm–8.30pm HONG KONG/ PHILIPPINES/ MACAU/ MALAYSIA/ SINGAPORE/ TAIWAN
6pm–9.30pm JAPAN/ KOREA/ TIMOR LESTE
Please adjust accordingly for time differences of other countries not listed.
12 JULY (Day 1) Study Day:
1600-1930 BKK Time
1600-1605 Opening Prayer
1605-1610 Introduction to Study Day: Dr. Magimai Pragasam, Vice President, Webinar Coordinator
1610-1615 Welcome Address: Fr. Joseph Anucha Chayadej, President, SIGNIS Asia
1615-1635 Keynote Address: ‘Let us Listen with the Ear of the Heart’ – A Call by Pope Francis
– Dr. Peter Monthienvichienchai, Executive Director, LiCAS news, Bangkok, Thailand
– Fr. Varghese Rozario, Chancellor, Archdiocese of Madras-Mylapore, Chennai, India
1645-1715 Do we listen to young people in society? – Voices of Youth from South Asia, South East Asia, and East Asia
– Ms. Angeline Moraga, Philippines; Mr. Fransiscus Borgia Edgar, Indonesia; Ms. Natsuki Yamamoto, Japan; Ms. Philabet Rynjah, India
1715-1735 Strategies to ‘Invite and engage’ young people in building Communities of Peace
– Fr. Dr. Joseph Jeyaraj SDB, Director, Don Bosco Institute of Psychological Services, India
1735-1755 The unheard stories of underprivileged Asian Women and How can we listen to them?
– Ms. Cilete Liboro, Former CEO, ANC News Channel, Philippines
1755-1815 Do Asian Media listen to the issues of the marginalized and expose them adequately?
– Mr. Frank Krishner, Head, Dept of Mass Communications, St.Xavier’s College of Management Technology, Patna
1815-1835 The Art of listening to people and issues around us – Practical methods and applications
– Ms. Mary An, IFFAsia/Fondacio ASIA
1835-1905 Group Discussion – How can I improve my ways of listening to people and Issues around me?
– Mr. Douglas Teoh, YOUNG Lives, Malaysia/Fondacio Malaysia
1905-1915 SIGNIS World Congress News
– Anna Ji-Hyun You (Spokesperson & Executive, SIGNIS World Congress 2022 Organizing Committee)
1915-1920 Closing Prayer
13 JULY (Day 2) Study Day:
1600-1700 BKK Time
1600-1605 Opening Prayer
1605-1610 Recap: Dr. Magimai Pragasam, Vice President, Webinar Coordinator
1605-1630 Presentation of reports of the group discussions
– Mr. Mac Machida, Chair, Cinema Desk
1640-1645 Study Day Statement
– Ms. Adeline James, Chair, Journalism Desk
1645-1650 Announcement of Prizes for Best Comment and Best one-minute video
– Ms. Bernadetta Widiandajani, Secretary, SIGNIS Asia
1650-1700 Evaluation & Concluding Remarks
(The SA Assembly proceedings will continue)
13 JULY (Day 2) Assembly for SIGNIS Members:
1710-1900 BKK Time
1710 – 1730 Opening prayer – Fr. Joseph Anucha, President SIGNIS Asia
Roll call & introduction – Ms. Bernadetta Widiandajani, Secretary SIGNIS Asia
Opening remarks – Fr. Joseph Anucha
Approval of agenda and President’s report – Fr. Joseph Anucha
1730 – 1745 Minutes of the SIGNIS Asia Assembly 2021 – Secretary SIGNIS Asia (Vote)
1745 – 1800 Financial Report – Mr. Francis Kim, Treasurer SIGNIS Asia (Vote)
1800 – 1815 SIGNIS ASIA Screening Report – Secretary SIGNIS ASIA & ASC members
1815 – 1830 Country Reports – Ms. Adeline James (facilitate 3 countries to present)
1830 – 1900 Desks Brief Reports – 5 minutes per desk
14 JULY (Day 3) Assembly for SIGNIS Members:
1600-1900 BKK Time
1600 – 1800 SA Board Election
1800 – 1830 ASC Election
1830 – 1845 Welcome to Korea for SIGNIS World Congress 2022 – Mr. Francis Kim
1845 – 1900 Closure by SIGNIS Asia President – Fr. Joseph Anucha
For further information contact:
Bernadetta Widiandayani (Widi) – email@example.com | +62 815686 5964
SA Study Day Webinar Coordinator:
Magimai Pragasam – firstname.lastname@example.org | +91 94441 32111
With the support of the Pontifical Society of the Propagation of the Faith
The SIGNIS Asia Assembly (SAA) 2021 was held online with the theme “Partnering with People-centered Development Initiatives”. The Webinar Days featured presentations from experts from across Asia and beyond. About SAA2021
The SIGNIS Asia Assembly (SAA) 2020 was held online on Zoom platform with the theme “Covid-19: The Role of Media & Communication and Moving Beyond”. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the SAA2020 was conducted online with Study Day Webinars on 18th and 19th of November. SIGNIS Business Day for Members was held on 20th November. The duration of the Study Days and Business Day was 3 hours 15 mins on each day. Synopsis of SAA2020 Webinar