Seminar on New Media Awareness

In keeping with its objective of imparting Christian values and actively engaging with the Christian community, the Department of Theology of Martin Luther Christian University organised a seminar on New Media Awareness on the 2nd of May 2019 in the University premises.

The objective of this seminar is to enlighten the participants on how the Christian community can adapt to the rapid technological advancement that is occurring in the 21st century, an era where the whole world is condensed into our pockets.

The resource person of the seminar was Mr. Butesen Ozukum, Trainer on Church Leadership and Community Development in Shillong. He presented broadly on how the continuous submergence of people in social media leads them to be exposed to its various ills, one of them being the creation of disconnected beings; individuals whose habits change radically in relation to themselves, other individuals and their environment.

A major challenge for people living in this highly digitalised era is the disappearance of boundaries between the physical and the virtual world. This leads to something called an integrity theft wherby individuals’ ethics, moral values, trustworthiness, character and even religious beliefs are at stake. There is also a blurring of lines between what is considered taboo in the real world and the digital world. For example, a person would consider stealing loathsome but would not hesitate to download a copyrighted material from the Internet.

However, there is a bright side to the utilisation of media as can be seen from the examples that were cited of various social media movements like the Zapatista Movement and the Nirbhaya Rape Protest Movement that led to effective tangible social transformations. This is because new media avenues have the potential of reaching a wider number of people and are not as limited as mass media. Another advantage of using media as a channel of change is that it is non-violent in its quest for change. It also helps in democratisation of information as it gives people the opportunity to choose what they want or do not want to see.

Mission Statement

To contribute to the sustainable development of Meghalaya and Northeast India, by providing knowledge, skills and values that will enable our students to become global citizens while upholding gender, ethnic and religious equity for all, conserving its bio-cultural heritage, and  by recognizing its Christian legacy and commitment .

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We the incoming/outgoing students of the Martin Luther Christian University vow to always uphold the principles of Honesty, Sustainability, Tolerance and Respect, Quality, Perseverance, Humility, Teamwork, Leadership, Accountability and Recognition as upheld to us in the University. This pledge we make freely, fully understanding that these values will make us good humans and role models.

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