KENYA: Religious Women Urged to Share Mission stories to the World

NAIROBI, APRIL 2, 2019 (CISA)-Sr Eneless Chimbali, Secretary of Association of Consecrated woman in East and Central Africa (ACWECA) has urged Religious Women in the region to use media in sharing stories about their mission with the world.

In her address during a three-day training of journalists from the AMECEA Region, Sr Chimbali said that it is important to note that they are serving a digital generation which is constantly searching for inspirational news.

The training held between March 24 to28 was also attended by sisters from all AMECEA conferences to train them on news reporting, Photography and creating video clips for use on social media.

“After acquiring this knowledge, they will be able to meet our goal as ACWECA and that of AMECEA to tell the world about our missionary activities and values to the society. We promise, as ACWECA, that we shall be sharing our information with Conferences and AMECEA Social Communication department and the world,” she said, reported AMECEA news.

She said that it is time sisters begin to use information and communication technologies (ICT) to connect them with the world because they are serving the Church in a digital world, otherwise they will be disconnected from the society.

She further said there is lack of stories about Religious women in Catholic media both mainstream and social media, adding that the sisters themselves should begin to use the mass media in order to share with the world the positive humanitarian stories that Religious women in Africa are doing.

“I urge the Superiors Generals of various Congregations in our zone, the Association of Sisters in each country member of ACWECA to build a good relationship with the media,” she said.

Archbishop Philip Anyolo, the Chairman of AMECEA Social Communication Department had in his earlier address called on journalists to report the truth on the various issues that occur in the society.