Fr. Bader: Social media should serve as 'a tool for promoting culture of love'

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Fr. Bader: Social media should serve as 'a tool for promoting culture of love'

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The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM), in cooperation with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Jordan, resumed on Saturday, November 11, the workshops which are designed to train and educate university students on the proper use of social media so as to disseminate the “culture of encounter” which reflects the culture of love, peace, equality and mutual respect.

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Resident Representative Jordan Dr. Annette Ranko delivered an address in which she called for the abolition of discourses of hatred posted on social media websites, and encouraged the youths the benefit from the seminars launched in partnership with the CCSM.

CCSM Director said: "I welcome you with love, with brotherhood as well as with the spirit of true and sincere citizenship. Thank you for accepting the invitation of the CCSM and for taking part in this distinctive training workshop. I thank our friends at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung for being supportive partners, especially for this workshop. I also thank our Inspirum friends and its director Dr. Rania Bader, the training coordinator, hoping that this workshop will set the stage for more cooperation. He added: "The social media are a means and not goals. It is a tool for creating or promoting the culture of love or encounter.

Fr. Bader also thanked Dr. Abdul Fattah Al-Samman, who had earlier trained the youths on the proper use of social media, on the need to avoid quick reactions, and to avoid posting any material that violates human dignity.

The workshop was attended by university students from the American University of Madaba, the Hashemite University, Petra University and Philadelphia University.

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 09:42
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