2015 - New Technologies and Religious Communities

The Center for the Study of Information and Religion in Kent State's School of Library and Information Science hosted its fifth annual Conference on Information and Religion, scheduled for June 5, 2015, at Kent State University.

The conference theme was “New Technologies and Religious Communities.” David Michels, Head of Public Services at the Sir James Dunn Law Library, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, will present the keynote address.

Technology offers new resources that impact preaching by integrating multimedia in worship, expanding outreach through streaming services and podcasts, and providing live feedback through tools such as Twitter/chat. The life of religious communities is also impacted by new communication technologies that blur the boundaries of local and remote participation and challenge traditional ideas of koinonia. Our keynote speaker and participants explored these issues and others.

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