Religion Recertification Workshops

Fall, 2015

Ethics in a Digital Age

Trans-Social Communications and the Human Person

This session may count toward the Recertification topics of: Morality, Catholic Social Teaching or Elective

Our social life is grounded in the very foundation of the human person and every societal expression needs to be directed toward human dignity since we are made in the image of God. However, we live in a world mediated by digital networks. How does the emergence of these trans-social digital networks affect what it means to be human? How does it affect our understanding of community within the wider societal culture? By evaluating the ethics of the emerging digital media in relation to the human person we will address the issues of isolation, cyberbullying and truthfulness. Using a pastoral, incarnational theological approach and a media mindfulness pedagogy, we will also discuss the Church’s challenge to be a transformative ethical presence within the emerging mediascape.

Sr. Nancy Usselmann, FSP

Sr. Nancy Usselmann, a Daughter of St. Paul, has worked in the areas of media evangelization, production, administration and development for 30 years. She is a Media Literacy Education Specialist with studies in Communications Arts, Catechesis, Administration, Media Literacy and an MA in Theology and the Arts from Fuller Theological Seminary. Her passion is in giving workshops that blend Theology with a Faith-based media literacy so as to teach how our Christian values transform the digital media culture from within and promote a dialogical approach to the popular culture.

San Francisco - St. Cecilia's Collins Center

Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 3:30-5pm

2560 18th Avenue

San Francisco, CA

Cost: $15 per person
Deadline to Register: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

San Mateo - St. Gregory School

Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 3:30-5pm

2701 Hacienda Street

San Mateo, CA

Cost: $15 per person
Deadline to Register: Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Marin - St. Hilary School

Wednesday, Nov. 4th, 3:30-5pm

765 Hilary Drive

Belvedere Tiburon, CA

Cost: $15 per person
Deadline to Register: Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Please register for this event on CRTIS.

Please note that a minimum of 17 participants must be registered in order for the session to be held.