Tsavkko Garcia, Raphael
Publication year: 2021

In the midst of a global pandemic, many have turned to religion as a way to alleviate the worst effects of social isolation and seek hope. With temples and churches closed around the world, priests and pastors have successfully moved their services online, with their streams reaching thousands of believers and potentially revitalizing their faith during dark times.

In Brazil, as well as in other parts of the world, religious leaders are noting a growth in the audiences of their services, while singing priests, a very noticeable Brazilian phenomenon, have been successful in holding the faithful together.

Religious leaders have been investing in technology for quite some time, much of it centered on facial recognition—especially as a way to keep tabs on the faithful inside places of worship and ensure attendance and the paying of tithes—which has been instrumental in keeping the work of religious leaders alive during recent times of social isolation.

Full article at Latino Rebels’ website. Date of publication: 07/12/2021.

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