A great variety of stories, from an Indonesian boy
training at a Jesuit school to become an eco-farmer, or a Jesuit youth day-care
centre in a Colombian town, to an American parish that promotes art as a
transmitter of faith - you will find it all in the “One Gospel Step” video
series published by Jesuits Global on social media.
The initiative is innovative because all these short
videos (they are no more than 90 seconds long) were created by the local
communications offices of Jesuit institutions on all continents, but according
to a concept and using tools provided by the General Curia in Rome. This is the
first project of its kind, involving so many actors and coordinated by the
General Curia Communications Office.
Since the launch of the campaign, each clip (published
in English and Spanish) has been seen by an average of 40,000 viewers. Almost
100 more clips are planned, so the whole campaign should reach around 4 million
people worldwide. The real audience might be even larger since some of the
videos are translated into languages like Italian or... Chinese! The themes are
related to the four Jesuit Apostolic Preferences.
Jesuit institutions that would like to join the
project can apply here.