Amman (AsiaNews) - The Catholic Center for Studies and Media, in collaboration with the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Social Communications, will give a lecture entitled: "The average Christian Arabs in the service of justice, peace and human rights beings" Monday, June 10.
The conference, which starts on the 10th of June and runs for two days, hosts Patriarch Fuad Twal, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem and Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, the president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications who arrives in Jordan next Sunday. Dr Mohammad Momani, Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communication will also participate in the conference as well as Former Prime Minister Faisal Fayez, along with a number of religious clerics from the different churches, Islamic scholars , media personnel working in Jordan in addition to local , Arab and foreign media representatives.
In a press release, Father Rifat Bader, director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media , has said that this conference comes as a continuation of a larger conference held in Beirut in April 2012, which was organized by the Pontifical Council itself and attended by Patriarchs of the East, in which conclusion came the recommendation to organize similar conferences in the different countries of the Middle East.
Fr Bader clarified that Jordan was chosen as a role model to the Arab Christian media due to the improvement noticed since the establishment of the Catholic Center for Media and Studies, which has become a link between the local society and the International Media Agencies particularly those belonging to the Catholic churches in the world. He added that this promotes coordination and develops cooperation in urging these International media agencies in the near future to organize pilgrimage and tourist trips to Jordan which in turn will assist in spreading the Jordanian model and message worldwide.
The Amman conference will focus on the role of Arab Christian media during these particularly difficult times the Arab Region is witnessing, describing it as a civilized contribution and a natural reflection of the civilized contribution that Arab Christians make and will continue to make in serving their societies and all health, social and educational related areas.
According to Fr. Rifat Bader, this conference will bring to light the development of the media in Jordan in general, showing the Kingdom as the bridge between the East and the West, also will focus on the continuous development in the Arab Christian media in Jordan which works on confirming the co-existence between Muslims and Christians and showing the civilized role played by Christians in serving their country and society, through its support for values for justice, peace and human rights in their country Jordan, and in the Arab region thirsting for reassurance and peace.