The Web connecting us all to Mercy

Mercy: A Way of Being in the World. Photo from BBI.

Mercy: A Way of Being in the World. Photo from BBI.

With Pope Francis drawing crowds all over the world under his vision of Mercy, there is little wonder this year’s eConference hosted by BBI, in partnership with the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, is drawing interest across the Asia-Pacific region.

Titled Mercy: A Way of Being in the World, this year BBI is calling on people from within the Catholic community to share, via a video submission, a time when they have experienced Mercy, with a number of these videos to be played during the eConference.

BBI’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Gerard Goldman, said creating a segment named Mercy Moments and inviting the public to submit videos was a natural progression of the eConference which is now in its twelfth series.

“We see the eConference as an extension of faith formation in contemporary times and in a contemporary setting.”

“As an educator in faith, theology and spirituality, we believe it is a part of our corporate social responsibility to provide a free resource for Catholics and all faith based communities,” Dr Goldman said.

Offered as a community outreach programme, BBI’s eConference is a free event streamed live over the internet and covers topical issues in a Catholic context.

Filmed with a live audience at the Diocese of Broken Bay, this year’s speakers are Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Archbishop of Brisbane; Sr Veronica Lawson RSM, Scripture scholar and author; and Mr Phil Glendenning, Director of the Edmund Rice Centre and President of the Refugee Council of Australia.

The ACBC has been a leading partner of BBI’s eConference since its launch in 2009, as it continues to serve the Church’s mission.

More details about this year’s eConference can be found at or by contacting Christian Farrington via email or on 02 9847 0572.