Information resources for communication of priests with parishioners

  • Svitlana Lisina Lviv Polytechnic National University
  • Liliia Kerenovych Lviv Polytechnic National University
Keywords: information resources, communication with priests, modern services, Internet resources, religious organization, religious web resources, perspectives of communications in the field of religion

Abstract

The article considers the problem of using modern means of communication in the field of religion. This topic has become extremely relevant today, given the unfavorable situation due to the establishment of quarantine restrictions that directly affect the communication process between priests and parishioners.The main information resources for providing religious communications in the modern world are analyzed in the work, their main advantages and disadvantages are highlighted. Particular attention is paid to comprehensive religious web resources. All web resources are divided into 6 categories: Christian sites, religious portals, sites of individual religious institutions, societies, YouTube channels, sites of electronic Christian libraries and electronic databases. It was found that the main disadvantage of most of the analyzed resources is the poor design and disorder of information. Based on the analysis of religious web resources, it is proposed to develop a website for the Parish. Such a site has a complex structure in the form of the main and additional menus, which, in turn, are structured by sections, and sections - by subsections. Thanks to the sections of the main menu, users will be able to see when, where, at what time an event will take place. Using the additional menu "Communication", the user will be able to anonymously send questions to the priest using the service "Ask a priest" and receive a response to the specified e-mail address. Equally important is the section "Library", which contains religious publications, and which are structured in alphabetical order and by category. The conclusion of the article presents the prospects of development of religious information resources on the basis of their comprehensive and complex analysis. Recommendations for improving religious communication web resources are offered. In particular, it is recommended to conduct constant monitoring in the world of Internet technologies, to research the preferences of users, and on this basis, to make changes to existing web resources in the field of religion.

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Published
2020-08-30
How to Cite
Lisina, S., & Kerenovych, L. (2020). Information resources for communication of priests with parishioners. Scientific and Theoretical Almanac Grani, 23(6-7), 46-54. https://doi.org/10.15421/172064
Section
SOCIOLOGY