From Reuters: Jesuits say take word of God to Second Life.
Catholic missionaries have always trekked to dangerous parts of the Earth to spread the word of God — now they are being encouraged to go into the virtual realm of Second Life to save virtual souls.
In an article in Rome-based Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica, academic Antonio Spadaro urged fellow Catholics not to be scared of entering the virtual world which may be fertile ground for new converts wishing to better themselves.
"It’s not possible to close our eyes to this phenomenon or rush to judge it," Spadaro said. "Instead it needs to be understood … the best way to understand it is to enter it." [continue]
(Jesuits aren’t the only ones planning to use Second Life for real-world purposes. The Vancouver Police are using Second Life as a recruiting tool.)
- Jesuit magazine discusses dangers, opportunities in digital worlds – Catholic News Service
- Second Life