Category Archives: Family and media studies

If Divorce is Children’s Greatest Fear

A few years ago, when I worked as a catechist in Rome, I was teaching on the topic of the Annunciation. I took advantage of the occasion to speak a bit on Jesus’ earthly family. At one point in the discussion, one of the children declared, “My greatest fear is that my parents will get…
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Family and Religious Education in the Context of the Media

The family's task to educate in the religious dimension, the influence of mass media, and the resulting educational challenges were the topics at the heart of the seminar entitled "Family and Religious Education in a Media Environment” ", which was held on November 6, 2010. The seminar was organized by the Institute for Advanced Religious…
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Educational resources for marriage and family

The Master's Degree in Marriage and Family, University of Navarra ( www.unav.es/matrimonioyfamilia ) The MA in Marriage and Family of the University of Navarra offers an interdisciplinary view of family and marriage, through the rigorous and systematic study of thirty-six different subjects,including various humanities disciplines, biomedicine, psychology, psychopathology and family therapy, education, social sciences, theology,…
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Familiaria: A New Web Portal is Online

As of a few weeks ago, the new site of Familiaria was launched: www.familiariamagazine.it. Familiaria is an Italian magazine that works on various levels to spread a renewed culture of the family. This is an online version of the printed publication, which offers constant updates on the major issues related to the family, with content…
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IFFD: Upgrade in UN status boosts representation of families worldwide

The United Nations’ Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSO) has approved the application for general consultative status of the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD) during their annual meeting of 2011. The advancement from special to general consultative status allows for IFFD to significantly collaborate with the United Nations by…
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Improving the Communication of Family Associations

On February 26, 2011, 45 managers of Italian family associations that belong to the Forum of Family Associations gathered in an intensive seminar to discuss how to improve their internal communication and their relationship with mass media. In addition, they prepared the topics for the upcoming World Day of Families that will be held in…
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All set for the big family gathering in Milan

The Seventh World Meeting of Families will take place in Milan from 30 th May until 3rd June. Pope Benedict XVI will be present at this extraordinary event and will celebrate a Solemn Mass on the final day in The North Park of Bresso Airport. Two more significant moments for reflection will be at the…
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