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SAA2022 12-14 July

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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12 – 14 July 2022 (Online)


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

Time: Refer to Log in times below
Schedule: Refer to Schedule below

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–6pm INDIA/ SRI LANKA
2.45pm–6.15pm NEPAL
3pm–6.30pm BANGLADESH
3.30pm–7pm MYANMAR

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

SAA2022 Schedule

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NEW: Click to View/Download PDF of Presentations for 12 July 2022

12 JULY (Day 1) Study Day – 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

1635-1645  Response
– 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 usPractical methods and applications
– Ms. Mary An, IFFAsia/Fondacio ASIA

1835-1905   Group DiscussionHow 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 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

1610-1630  Presentation of reports of the group discussions
– Mr. Mac Machida, Chair, Cinema Desk

1630-1640   Recommendations 

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:
SA Secretary:
Bernadetta Widiandayani (Widi) – | +62 815686 5964
SA Study Day Webinar Coordinator:
Magimai Pragasam – | +91 94441 32111

With the support of the Pontifical Society of the Propagation of the Faith