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The Foundation for Evangelization through the Media

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Aleteia - published on 03/01/12

The Foundation for Evangelization through the Media

Aleteia is a project promoted by The Foundation for Evangelization through the Media (the FEM): a non-profit organization founded in 2008.

The key intuition behind the Foundation is the idea that if evangelization efforts operate in isolation from one another,  we are bound to remain effectively non-existent in a globalized world. It is our firm belief that we will only be able to meet the new challenges of evangelization by working together as a team. 

The Foundation wants to support and develop concrete collaborative projects to serve its institutional members and Christian media producers who focus on the same goal of evangelization.This is why the Foundation aims to bring together the major Catholic players involved in evangelization and the media, in order to foster their cooperation and collaboration. 

The FEM is an independent non-profit.   

Its unifying role is expressed both in the projects it supports, in the sources of funding it seeks, and its structures of governance that are open to partners. 

Since its inception, the Foundation has always worked in close collaboration with the Bishops’ Conferences of several countries and the Holy See.

The FEM is governed by its General Assembly. 

The General Assembling of the FEM meetsat least once a year to validate the Foundation’s main lines of operation and vote on all the general business motions presented on the agenda. It appoints the members of the Board of Directors, Advisory Council, Supervisory Board, and High Committee of Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders.

To ensure a wide ecclesial representation, fidelity to the Church’s Magisterium, and facilitate synergy in serving evangelization, the FEM’s General Assemblyseeks to incorporate 20-30 large Church institutions and major Christian media organizations who wish to contribute to the development of the Foundation. I

Today, the General Assembly is comprised of 10 founding members and 9 regular members who represent several Church movements:

The 10 founding members:

Mr. Jesus Colina
Mr. Olivier Bonnassies
Mr. Bruno Rivière de Précourt
Mr. Andrea Scorzoni
Mrs. Silvia Costantini
Mrs. Myriam Diez
Mr. Philippe Rollier
Mr. Jacques de La Bastide (Mary of Nazareth)
Mr. Vincent Montagne (Media-participations)
Fr. Laurent Fabre (Chemin Neuf Community)

The 9 regular members:

The Dominican Order, represented by Fr. Eric Salobir
The Order of Malta, represented by Dominique de La Rochefoucauld
The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, represented by Mons. Enrique Glennie
Timothée Berthon (Exultet)
Daniel Facérias  (Diakonia of Beauty)
Jean-Louis Falcoz, General Secretary
Marco Frattini (AdEthic)
Pierre-Marie Morel (Emmanuel Community), President of the Supervisory Board
Father Paolo Padrini (IBreviary)

In addition to Aleteia the FEM runs two other key projects: AdEthic, a Catholic Advertising agency that also serves companies who want to feature advertising consistent with ethical values.

We also run Mary of Nazareth Center that present multi-media shows on Salvation History in key devotional venues around the world.  

The network of Marian Evangelization Centers aims to replicate and develop in many countries the International Mary of Nazareth Center, created in the city of the Annunciation by the Mary of Nazareth Association (a non-profit organization). Marian Center projects have already been launched at Guadalupe (Mexico), Aparecida (Brazil), and Qattara (Lebanon). 

For more information on The Foundation for Evangelization through the Media and to find out how you can support our vital work, please visit the Foundation website.

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