Digital religion

Digital religion: An exploration of views and developments around COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have to work from home – and we have to pray from home. Coronavirus has an impact on us all. It forces us to retreat to the digital realm to remain connected to one another. The digitalisation of religion transforms the way we practice, experience, and reshape our faiths. Furthermore, values that were once established by religions now seem to be adopted by neoliberal leaders carrying out the message of solidarity. This, while COVID-19 has driven a wedge between the collective we call Europe. Are we in need of a new collective narrative? And who should provide such a narrative? Who takes the lead within political and religious life?

In three virtual round table meetings organised by EARS, participants discussed what consequences digitalisation has for religious institutions, individuals, and religion as a whole. Are you interested in learning more? Download the whitepaper here.

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