Saturday, 7 June 2008


New ground was broken on Facebook this week with the launch of an area to promote networking and understanding across different faiths. Faithbook is the brainchild of the Movement for Reform Judaism (MRJ), although Simon Cohen, its director, says the site is for everyone. ‘This is about sparking debate, not owning debate’, he said. Faithbook uses images, videos and content from a range of sacred texts alongside commentary from nine major faiths. Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand, executive director of MRJ, explained, ‘We wanted to use the potential of social networking sites as a catalyst for conversations about inclusivity and equality, issues that are facing all religions.’

Sources: The Guardian (3/6); The Times (3/6); Church of England Newspaper (6/6); Baptist Times (5/6)


Sally said...

I find facebook to be a useful forum for networking and dialogue, I belong to a Pagan/Christian discussion group, it is very interesting and challenging.

Olive Morgan said...

I haven't delved into facebook myself because I'm afraid it would take up too much of my time, but if I did I think I would prefer the Pagan/Christian discussion group to this new discussion group for believers. Perhaps others who have tried both can discuss the differences and advantages for us?