A brief Summary of the Extension Lecture scheduled be held on 11th Thursday Class at 9.30 am and the discussion thereafter
CASTING OUT INTO THE DEEP: CONCERNS AND PROSPECTS FOR DIGITAL EVANGELISATION
Rev. Dr. Sony Sebastian Palathara CMI
Digital space is a new opportunity for evangelisation. As much as it opens possibilities, some of the challenges are also to be identified. The session will shed light on some of the threats shrouded in the tangling attractions of new communication media. Possible routes an evangeliser could take on the digital super highway are also discussed.
Fr.Dr. Sony Sebastian PalathraCMI took PhD from Dublin City University, Ireland, on “A Qualitative Study of Youth Evangelisation Using the Internet”. He is an expert in both quantitative and qualitative empirical methods of analysis using modern software packages, namely, SPSS and NVivo. As part of an academic colloquium between various universities in Ireland and UK, he presented a paper on “Evangelisation of Young People Online” in the Oxford University, in 2008. At present, he is serving the CMI St Joseph’s Province, Thiruvananthapuram as the Vicar Provincial.