JRMDC will publish two issues this year. We invite submissions of articles or research reports on any relevant topic to be received by APRIL 15th 2013 and AUGUST 31st 2013.| Read More >>
BY AMANDA J. HASTE
The internet – and specifically video-streaming sites such as YouTube – are now providing a medium for the dissemination of stage, screen, studio and audio performances of the Lord’s Prayer as song, and these are now reaching – and speaking to – new audiences up to eighty years after they were made; the fact that individuals continue to post video and audio content of the Lord’s Prayer as song reflects their desire to share something which has moved them, whether musically or spiritually, with a worldwide audience.
TEXT BY DAVID WILSON
This article is an edited version of David Wilson’s contribution to a panel discussion of “Religion and the News”, co-hosted by JRMDC and the Religious Studies Project at the Annual Meeting of the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group in Durham, UK, in April 2013. This discussion was recorded and is available online as a JRMDC/RSP podcast: http://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/2013/04/29/podcast-religion-and-the-news-panel/
BY TIM HUTCHINGS
Brandon Vogt has assembled a fascinating collection of 11 chapters and 25 brief case studies reporting on a wide range of Catholic media projects, from online apologetics to political activism and the campaign to canonise Fulton Sheen.
BY LOUISE CONNELLY
Digital Religion, Social Media and Culture: Perspectives, Practices and Futures (2012) is a valuable contribution to the field of religion, media and culture and provides a greater insight into how social media is being used and repurposed by religious individuals and organisations.