Sat. Jun 25th, 2022


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 Webinar Session on 12-13 July 2022. SIGNIS Asia Assembly Day for Members will be held on 14 July 2022.

FREE TO ATTEND. Click to Register by: 9 July 2022

12 – 14 July 2022 (Online)

DAY 1: 1600 – 1930 PM on 12 July 2022, BKK Time (Online 3 1/2 hours) – Open to All
DAY 2: 1600 – 1700 PM on 13 July 2022, BKK Time (Online 1 1/2 hours) – Open to All

ASSEMBLY DAY: 1600 – 1900 PM on 14 July 2022, BKK Time (Online 3 hours) – for SIGNIS Members

Time: Refer to Log in times below
Schedule: Refer to Schedule below
Contests: Short Video Contest Poster & Best Comment Contest Poster (coming soon)

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.

Log-in Timings

2pm–5.30pm PAKISTAN
2.30pm–6.00pm INDIA/ SRI LANKA
2.45pm–6.15pm NEPAL
3pm–6.30pm BANGLADESH
3.30pm–7.00pm MYANMAR

Please adjust accordingly for time differences of other countries not listed.

SAA2022 Poster Schedule

View/Download Poster Schedule (coming soon)

12 JULY (Day 1) – BKK Time

1600-1605   Opening Prayer

1605-1610  Introduction & Webinar Dynamics: Dr. Magimai Pragasam, Vice President, SIGNIS Asia and 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

1635-1640  Response

1640-1700   Do we listen to young people in society? – Voices of Youth from –South Asia, South East Asia, and East Asia

1700-1720   Strategies to ‘Invite and engage’ young people in building Communities of Peace

1720-1740   The unheard stories of underprivileged Asian Women and How can we listen to them? 

1740-1800   Do Asian Media listen to the issues of the marginalized and expose them adequately?

1800-1820   The Art of listening to people and issues around usPractical methods and applications

1820-1850   Group DiscussionHow can I improve my ways of listening to people and Issues around me?

1850-1900   SIGNIS World Congress News
(Francis Kim, Treasurer and General Secretary, SWC 2022)

13 JULY (Day 2) – BKK Time

1600-1605   Opening Prayer

1605-1620  Presentation of reports of the group discussions
(Mr. Mac Machida, Chair, Cinema Desk)

1620-1630   Recommendations 

1630-1640  Study Day Statement
(Ms. Adeline James, Chair, Journalism Desk)

1640-1645   Announcement of Prizes for Best Comment and Best one-minute video Ms. Widiandajani, Secretary, SIGNIS Asia

1645-1655   Evaluation – Dr. Magimai Pragasam, Vice President, SIGNIS Asia and Webinar Coordinator

1655-1700   Concluding Remarks and Closing Prayer

14 JULY (Day 3) Assembly for Members – BKK Time


For further information contact:
SA Secretary:
Bernadetta Widiandayani (Widi) – | +62 815686 5964
SA Study Day Coordinator:
Magimai Pragasam – | +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