The symposium will examine what social justice and injustice look like in the digital era, especially for marginalized people and communities. It will also address how “public space” has – or has not – changed with digital opportunities as well as the continuing challenges of power imbalances and censorship. Together, participants will develop a vision of a more just digital – and human – society, and the actions we can take together to help make that happen.
The symposium is being organized by the WCC and the World Association for Christian Communication, an international, ecumenically linked organization that promotes communication as a basic human right, essential to people’s dignity and community. Together the networks of the two organizations will enable a unique global perspective, from grassroots and marginalized communities to media, academia and technology.
The symposium will take place from 13-15 September 2021 (9-17:00 CEST, each day).