A new facsimile of pamphlets by St. Pedro Poveda has just been published. This time the editor is a friend, Francisco Martínez Baeza, who put together several articles published by Don Pedro in the second half of 2012.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil.
The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro gave recognition to the academic career of Vera María Candau last December.
Maite Uribe, President of the Teresian Association (TA), dedicates the Letter of 2015 to the topic of study and recalls the powerful influence study has had on the development of the Association itself and on any group that tries to read the "signs of the times" in faith.
An International Conference to celebrate the V Centenary of the birth of St. Teresa of Jesus, with the theme "See that the Lord invites everyone," will take place in Los Negrales, Madrid, from July 9-12, 2015. It I organized by an International Commission of the Teresian Association
The Teresian Association (TA) in Peru celebrated the Day of Solidarity commemorating the anniversary of the birth of Saint Pedro Poveda on December 3. The theme was: "Our solidarity is enriched by embracing diversity."
On November 27, the Pontifical University of Comillas paid tribute to Professor Camino Cañón Loyes with the launching of a book titled “A Human Science,” edited in recognition of her academic contribution made over forty years.
The working document "Towards Communication and Information Policies in the TA" (draft stage) is a reflection to set the framework for personal and group reflection on communication and information at the present time.
|"The Work is such: unpretentious but with much substance,
and so must its members be" (Pedro Poveda, 1925)
What is a Communication and Information policy, and how is it designed?
“A Communication and Information Policy is a statement of general principles and criteria that the organization agrees to comply with. It is a series of rules and basic guidelines. It also contains some chapters such as procedure manuals, guides, other documents, etc.”
However, none of this would makes sense in the TA if it is not oriented toward the mission and we learn whatever is needed to advance and update some of our practices. The topics are discussed from a theoretical anthropological and social perspective in dialogue with the Charism. It is a working tool; it may not necessarily serve as the basis for the final document.
The design requires knowledge of the communications environment, definition of general guidelines and objectives, knowledge of the organizational culture, and identifying the needs for change. It also requires identifying the audience we want to reach and the means that are available in order to plan internal and corporate communication.
Characteristics of the process and stages
The process of designing and planning a policy is characterized by being:
- Strategic: it is associated with the overall strategic management.
- Participatory: it must involve all members of the organization and its different constituencies.
- Open and flexible: it allows for changes during the development process and its implementation.
- Coherent: consistent with the vision and identity of the Association.
- Temporary: spanning a period of time.
All opinions and input count. We welcome people to participate in the process, convinced that, is in itself, this a learning pathway and the construction of new personal and institutional meanings. "It is impossible not to communicate," reads the classic axiom of Paul Watzlawick.
|Download the Working Document in (Spanish)|
|Download the summary in|
Proposal for personal and/or group work using the working document
Let's talk about communication ...
Read the document highlighting the aspects you identify in the the TA (at the personal, community, or other level).
Questions that may help: Which aspects need to improve? Which hinder us? Which drive us forward?
After reading you could open spaces for dialogue to share the aspects highlighted and questions that may have emerged (in associative or informal groups).
To contribute to the whole ...
To participate in this first stage we open three channels:
A collaborative platform to discuss and reach consensus: www.loomio.org/politicadecomunicacionit (Go to the link and, on the page, "request admission to the group"/"Ask to join group" (wait to be accepted via email). Participate in the 1st debate: Is it possible to do a collaborative construction process?
Click on the link "Ask to join the group". Then wait to receive approval via email.
After receiving approval, click on the link you receive via email to register and enter the platform. Then you can participate in the 1st Debate: Is it possible to build a collaborative process?
To intervene on other occasions you must enter the platform and login with your email address and password.
If the first and/or second channel give you any problem, use C.