Religious Leaders Gather to Discuss Faith in Virtual Worlds

Virtual church The virtual world is a haven for countless community-building activities, and now an assembly of religious leaders is gathering in Chicago to discuss how to expand the role of faith in the Metaverse.

Last month we discussed the expansion of virtual religion in Second Life, and now it appears the fascination with the virtual faith is expanding into traditional religious circles.

Pixels and Policy investigates why next year's religious summit on virtual worlds could take the Metaverse in a divine direction.

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Second Life’s Great Religious Awakening

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Due to the great response our earlier article generated, we've decided to put our Second Life religious work side-by-side for your reading pleasure.

After reading the transcript of a recent PBS segment on faith in Second Life, I'm not only convinced that the generational gap maintains, but that even PBS can be caught in a bit of subconscious stereotyping.

The offending segment gave a general overview of Second Life for the uninitiated, and probed questions of religious expression in the Metaverse's dominant social world.

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