About the Centre
Communication Research Trends
The CSCC works with a number of organizations around the world. These include
- The World Association for Christian Communication. Probably its oldest partner, the CSCC has worked with the WACC from the days of the CSCC's research center in London in the late 1970s.
According to its website, "The origins of WACC date back to 1950 when Christian communicators from Europe and North America were seeking guidelines for the future of religious broadcasting. Several organisations shared the same concerns and they eventually established WACC in 1968. Rapid developments in mass media world-wide and a concern to integrate the work of the Agency for Christian Literature Development of the World Council of Churches led to a merger in 1975, that created the present WACC.
"WACC works for human dignity, justice and peace. It sees genuine communication as the basis of understanding and co-operation between peoples of different faiths and cultures. It promotes freedom of expression and information and the democratisation of communication.
"WACC is genuinely ecumenical in its membership and communication activities. It encourages co-operation between Protestant, Orthodox and Roman Catholic communicators and challenges denominations to seek the broadest possible base for their communication activities. WACC also promotes co-operation between people of other faiths and ideologies."
- Centro Interdisciplinare sulla Comunicazione Sociali (CICS). The Interdisciplinary Center for Social Communication at the Gregorian University (Rome, Italy) offers advanced degree programs in communication, theology of communication, pastoral communication, communication ethics, and other areas of study. The CSCC and the CICS have regularly co-sponsored seminars and programs, particularly in the area of communication and theology.
- The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU). The AJCU is an organization representing the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Among its member "conferences" is Communication, which provides contact and discussion among the communication departments of these schools. Faculty at AJCU member schools support the work of the CSCC.