Sacred Media Conference
I’m on the road, first to Rome for a meeting of the International Study Commission on Media, Religion and Culture. It is hosted by the Salesian Pontifical University and I will see my friend again, Fabio Pasqualetti who teaches there. With him and Mary Hess we led a seminar last April at MACC.
Fabio and his colleagues in the communications faculty will converse with the study commission members about higher education and the intersecting fields of media, religion and culture.
One of the highlights of this meeting is dialog with Eastern Europe scholars about icons, still art and media practice. Marko Rupnik, the Jesuit artist who designed and installed the walls and ceiling of the Redemptoris Mater chapel of the current pope will speak about his work and the chapel mosaics.
Among the participants is Borys Gudziak, the rector of the new Ukrainian University.
After this meeting all of us will go to Jyvï¿½skylï¿½, Finland to attend the Sacred Media Conference July 10-13.