The newly published ARC (Asian Research Center for Religion and Social Communication) book titled "Church Communication in the New Normal: Perspectives from Asia and Beyond" is available for free download.
It is the first volume that deals with how the Church in Asia can resume its prophetic mission, liturgical worship, and pastoral ministry in times of pandemic and post-pandemic.
"Church Communication in the New Normal: Perspectives from Asia and Beyond" combines compelling case studies of the Church responses to the pandemic from throughout Asia with analyses examining the opportunities and challenges offered by the pandemic both to Church communication and to the self-understanding of the Church.
Using COVID-19 as an overall case study, each chapter of the book demonstrates the integral role of communication in the way a community of faith gathers, worships and extends care. The book also showcases creative directions for ministry in light of the pandemic experience, all the while rooting the study contextually across a variety of cultural locations both distinct but common, especially from the perspective of faith.