The Cape Town Commitment challenges us to be concerned about media awareness. This includes helping people to “develop a more critical awareness of the messages they receive, and of the worldview behind them”. In order to do this appropriately, we all need practical resources. The following resources are relevant far beyond the church context:
- NEWS: Questions to consider when watching the news(by Lars Dahle)
- DOCUMENTARIES: Questions to ask when watching a documentary(by Lars Dahle and Philip Lindholm)
- SOAPS / TV SERIES: Questions for reflections on soap operas and tv series(by Ingvild Thu Kro)
- TV COMMERCIALS: Questions to ask in the commercial break(by Eivind Algrøy)
- NOVELS: Questions to ask about a novel (by Mark Meynell)
- MUSIC: Questions to ask of albums(by Mark Meynell)
- MOVIES: Questions to consider when watching a film(by Tony Watkins)
- POPULAR HISTORY: Questions to ask of popular history(by Mark Meynell)
- COMICS: Questions to ask of comics(by Bjørn-Are Davidsen)
- SOCIAL MEDIA: Questions for exploring the implications of social media (by Krish Kandiah)
We do recommend the use of these insightful and practical resources in families, churches, schools and other educational institutions. For further media awareness resources, please consult CultureWatch – a key resource from Damaris UK.
If these reources are helpful for you, or if you know of other relevant media awareness resources, join the conversation.
Several Christian leaders have been asked to continue the conversation by responding to this lead article.