Source: Times Online
Facebook is usually used to arrange parties and keep in touch with friends, but now religious leaders have ambitions to combat extremism and encourage multi-faith understanding through the social networking site.
Faithbook was launched today on the popular website by a group of British Jews and is supported by the Muslim Institute. It aims to be a place for debate about religious issues and allows members to upload photos, start discussions and add notes.
Pictures of the sacred texts of the major religions are also on display and prayers for international and interfaith “understanding” are written on the page. Discussions about the place of religion in modern society and countering extremism through websites are underway but so far the only posts are from pre-arranged commenters engaged by the organisers.
The Movement for Reform Judaism, behind Faithbook, said that it was essential to use social networking sites for good.