Religious leaders tend their flocks online

08/16/2010 | Detroit Free Press

Church leaders are turning to Facebook and Twitter to share their faith and reach out to wayward members of their flock. Pastors and rabbis now regularly use Twitter and Facebook to send out prayer requests and event reminders, and offer a way to reach out to people who might not take the time to attend services. The trend has become prevalent enough that the U.S. Catholic Church recently issued its own social-media guidelines. "The fact that I can disseminate my Torah, my Jewish wisdom, to so many people is a modern miracle of sorts," says Detroit Rabbi Jason Miller.

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