Rabbi Joshua Lesser leads Congregation Bet Haverim in Atlanta. He also helps direct a Facebook group for worship leaders highlighting best practices for virtual ministry.
Rongbin Han is an associate professor of international affairs at the University of Georgia. He is the author of Contesting Cyberspace in China: Online Expression and Authoritarian Resilience.
Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons is the associate director of ReThink Media’s Rights and Inclusion Collaborative. He is the author of a forthcoming book on politically liberal Christians.
How do religious and spiritual communities manifest online, offline, locally and globally?
D.J. Soto leads VR Church, a faith community that worships in virtual reality. He partners with faith leaders in other countries to offer five different services on Sundays.
Jeremy Smith is a substance abuse and mental health therapist who writes about the relationship between religion and technology for Church Mag. He has written and vlogged about the role of religion in the video game Minecraft, describing his own experience building religious spaces within the world of the game. Reach out to Smith with […]
Daniel Herron is pastor and founder of the Robloxian Christians Online Church, a faith community that meets within the virtual world of the video game Roblox.
Hussein Kesvani is the author of Follow Me, Akhi: The Online World of British Muslims. He is also the Europe editor of MEL Magazine and writes about technology and identity.
Ann Gleig is an associate professor at the University of Central Florida, where she studies Asian religions and the intersection of religion, gender and sexuality. Her first book, American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity, includes an exploration of online Buddhist meditation communities.