SIGNIS World Congress 2014. Media for a Culture of Peace: Creating Images with the New Generation. Christians in the Middle East. Jacques F. El Kallassi Tele Lumiere / Noursat Wednesday 26/2/2014. Facts & Challenges.
Media for a Culture of Peace:
Creating Images with the New Generation
Jacques F. El Kallassi
Facts & Challenges
The Middle East is the land of:1. Civilization & different cultures2. Fascinating & captivating history3. Diversity of religious denominations BUT…
- Neither between religions- Nor inside the nations- Nor between the countries
To start with, I am sure you know that:All the constitutions in the ME region (with the exception of Lebanon)include a clear clause stipulating:1. “Islam is the state religion”2. “The primary religion of the state is Islam”3. “Sharia is a source of the state's legislation, laws and regulations.”
Same ongoing story since 2000 years…
From Sudan, to Nigeria, to Egypt to Iraq, to Iran, to Syria, to Turkey to Yemen….. Christian minorities are living with permanent fear…
The only reaction we have seen is when French President, German Chancellor, and British Prime Minister declared that multiculturalism has failed…
All we want is to show the world that we are not a minority… We are a majority belonging to a Universal Church of 2.5 billion Christians around the globe.
Be surprised history and religious traditions.when you listen to the Christian leaders of this world speak about PEACE, while …they know NOTHING about the Prince of Peace, Jesus-Christ…and the Christian values
In December 2010, a more like Him…young Tunisian, Abu Azizi, a street vendor, burned himself to death…His action triggered a series of events that did not settle yet…
Creating images that can sow love, harmony, solidarity, and hope…will enable people to be more aware of each other, and to respond to the threats of life.
Creating images that hope…can help the Christian become a better Christian and the Muslim become a better Muslimand the Jew become a better Jew
The information in most of the Arab countries.Middle East & North Africa consists of a population of 360 million in 24 Arab speaking countries50% of that population are youth below the age of 18.60% of that population are youth below the age of 21.
We need an interactive media Christian- that creates a climate in which most people will motivate themselves to exchange experiences, and learn from each other…
Few Christian- hours per week or per month is all it takes to make a difference in your Church, in your community, in your country and in the countries around you
Broadcasting Christian- the "Good News"through positive images, is a step towards creating a domino effect to millions of individuals who will start making a difference themselves too
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Tele two years…Lumiere & Noursat became a daily bread and hope for the Christian minority in the Middle East, as well as a source for 17 million viewers from different religions & denominations.
It two years…is true that there is no success without the help of God but remember that God needs your help to succeed in His Salvation project