Digital technologies offer opportunities and risks to society. Interfaith leaders must ensure technology serves the common good.
TECH & INTERFAITH
Facts are the most precious and contested commodity online. As interfaith leaders, we believe that it is necessary to have our traditions and communities, and those of others, accurately represented.
There are 325 million internet users in America who are online an average of 8.5 hours per day — a third of their lives. It’s where Americans gather to work, play, and pray.
The internet creates challenges for individuals and communities who are targeted based on religious identity. Digital interactions can increase distrust and animosity between people from different religious traditions. However, the internet also offers an unprecedented opportunity for people of diverse religious backgrounds to meet, learn, and build new bridges of understanding and cooperation.
Interfaith America creates curricula and convenes technology and faith leaders to combat hate and disinformation online, encourage better technologies that serve people of all traditions, and train a new generation of leaders to use the internet to increase interfaith understanding and collaborate for the common good.
Develop the knowledge and skills to promote interfaith cooperation online.
Using tags like #religion #interfaith and #faithtok, millions of content creators inform people about their faith, dispel myths, and build community.
Locked down by the pandemic in 2020, Nellie Bowles began writing about her conversion to Judaism, a process of study, cultural immersion, and reflection.
#Interfaith: Engaging Religious Diversity Online
[The Internet] offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity … it is a gift from God.
— POPE FRANCIS
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