Facebook and the churches
This link leads to an automatic (Google) translation of a Hungarian article about online churches, prompted mostly by a German article. I read Hungarian (and follow some Hungarians news portals), so from time to time I may bring news items up here. (I also understand some German, but not enough to follow much reporting.) In the German article (and its Hungarian summary) Karen Hinrichs, a leader of a German church in Baden, talked about the need for getting her organization onto the social network sites. She emphasized that the church has to be present where the people are. If they access the internet from home then they need to get on the net. The Hungarian article ended with quick references to the Ship of Fools (the "first" fully online church), PotentialChurch.com (an online church in Florida) Pope2You (the Pope's channel on Facebook) and the recruiting campaign of the French Catholic Church to sign up new priests.