Digital Culture: Shaping New Orthodox Reality
This paper examined Orthodoxy’s relationship with digital communication, linking theory to practice. Firstly, it addressed the relationship between Orthodoxy and communication from a theological perspective. I then explored the impact of digital culture on pastoral work. Finally, I analysed some of the undesirable effects on the modern reconfigurations of belief of the way religions use digital communication as an instrument.
I also reflected on the experience I was fortunate enough to have as a member for the Press Office of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, as a real starting point of Orthodox inclusion in the digital age.
Santa Clara University, July 31-August 2, 2016