New Catholic podcast series on social media book Media release | 18 June 2015

Screen Shot 2015-06-18 at 6.11.54 amThe Australian Catholic Bishops Conference communications office has developed a series of podcasts looking at each chapter of the book Tweet others as you would wish to be tweeted that can be downloaded free from the ACBC website or from iTunes.

The podcasts give an overview of each chapter of the book, discussing its contents with journalists, religious and church workers.

Tweet others as you would wish to be tweeted is a scripture-based guide to social media for the Church, and in a short 80-page paperback gives a rationale for why we should use social media for the greater glory of God.

The book, available in hard copy and as an eBook, was written by Catholic journalist Beth Doherty as a way to develop a theology and faith-based rationale for using social media for evangelisation.

The podcasts discussing the book are available for free download to apple and android devices on iTunes at http://apple.co/1IVRY3T or at http://www.worldcommunicationsday.org.au/

Tweet others as you would wish to be tweeted was launched on 5 May 2015, by President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, during his visit to Australia.

Archbishop Celli said, ‘Given the centrality of the social networks and the connected media environment in the lives of people today, it is absolutely necessary that the Church should seek to establish a presence in the digital world’.

‘It is not about how we should use the new technologies to evangelise but rather how we can be an evangelising presence in the new world that has been brought into being by these technologies.’

Published by David Lovell Publishing, Tweet others as you would wish to be tweeted was released in conjunction with the Australian Catholic Communications Congress and World Communications Day 2015.

It is available for sale in Catholic bookshops, through the ACBC online book store, or on amazon.com. (https://www.catholic.org.au/world-communications-day-2015/tweet-others-as-you-would-be-tweeted)

 

For media enquiries or to purchase a copy of the book, please contact Aoife Connors on media@catholic.org.au

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