Media Release – Friday, May 14, 2010
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The third eConference to be presented by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and the Broken Bay Institute, “Mary First Disciple” has proven popular, with 300 sites already registered to take part in the webcast, up from 200 sites for the last eConference on Luke.
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Among those registered to take part are groups in parishes, Benedictine Monasteries and Abbeys, busy hospitals, schools and universities, and a group in
Thirteen sites have been registered in
Bishop David Walker, a member of the Bishops Commission for Mission and Faith Formation, and in whose diocese the forum will be hosted, said the popularity of the eConferences was wonderful.
“I think it shows that people are hungry for really good quality adult faith formation and opportunities to come together as parish communities or workplace communities to reflect on the Gospel and to really allow the Gospel to have a living, active role in our daily lives,” Bishop Walker said.
Director of The Broken Bay Institute, Dr Gerard Goldman said feedback from the last eConference was overwhelmingly positive, with 95 per cent of people, saying they would participate again.
“The eConference concept has proven enormously popular and we are committed to continually exploring new and innovative ways to use the Web to gather people into this type of learning experience into the future,” Dr Goldman said.
For those who can’t take part in the “Mary First Disciple” eConference on Tuesday, the program will be archived on the web so that individuals or groups can access it at a time of their choosing on the eConference website at http://mary.vividas.com.
And, simply by registering to take part on Tuesday, participants go in the draw to win a trip to