Truth ignites justice
This dynamic partnership between photogenX and Grassroots News offers a rigorous discipleship and media journey to stand against injustice and voice the cause of the voiceless through media advocacy initiatives. Come get to know God on a deeper level. This is the heart of the voice for the voiceless DTS: “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” (Prov. 31:8-9).
You will receive teaching from top notch Christian leaders from around the world. The topics include but are not limited to “Hearing God’s Voice”, “The Bible”, “Biblical Christian Worldview”, “The Father Heart of God”, “Missions” etc. The point of DTS training however is not simply to receive teaching but to become personally active in your walk with God through application times, prayer, worship and engagement in various spiritual disciplines.
Hands on learning
The afternoon and evenings will be about taking the teaching about God and Faith and learning how to apply them through media skills. You will be taught, coached and mentored in how to be a Grassroots News reporter as well as be “A Voice for the Voiceless” media advocate. We take a rigorous approach to this training and expect you to be able to work to a time schedule and complete your stories on time. Check out www.gnikona.com for examples of what previous DTS students have done while in Kona.
The Voice for the Voiceless DTS is made up of a lecture phase and an outreach phase. The lecture phase is from September 25th to December 17th, 2014. The Outreach phase is from December 18th, 2014 to March 11th, 2015.
At the end of this DTS you will be able to utilize media to tell stories through the Grassroots News platform as well as be able to advocate for the poor, needy and oppressed. A Voice of the Voiceless DTS is just the start of what could be a longer term involvement. After your DTS, these are some opportunities that you could take advantage of including:
- The photogenX Around the World Track run by the University of the Nations. The track in advocacy film making offers internships in the film industry through the UofN Film Institute.
- Applying for staff with photogenX or GrassRootsNews under the umbrella of YWAM Kona or engage with Voice for the Voiceless locations in Germany, South Africa, or Latin America.
- Voice for the Voiceless Track – a global journey that documents and exposes injustice to bring awareness and change.