Report: Tweets Can Promote Interreligious Dialogue

The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs released a report examining how social media like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube can connect culturally and religiously diverse users and foster interreligious dialogue.

In the study, Bridging Babel: New Social Media and Interreligious Dialogue and Intercultural Understanding, researchers interviewed 39in-depth interviews with scholars, religious leaders and technology experts and compiled their best practices for utilizing social media. For example, among interviewees there was a consensus on the importance of finding a “common ground” when engaging in interreligious dialogue. Moreover, the study found that of the social media sites out there, Facebook and Twitter provide the most powerfully ways to communicate.
 
Through our blog posts and updates on Facebook and Twitter we share resources and stories and give you the opportunity to join in on the conversation, and our lists on Twitter introduce you to new organizations and news sources. With these encouraging findings, we hope you’ll follow us and participate!