Soul-Searching on Facebook

TitleSoul-Searching on Facebook
Publication TypeNewspaper Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsWan, W
NewspaperThe Washington Post
Issue DateAugust 30, 2009

Such public proclamations of beliefs used to require a baptism in water, or a circumcision, or learning the five pillars of Islam. Now Facebook users announce their spiritual identity with the stroke of a few keys. And what they are typing into the open-ended box offers a revealing peek into modern faith and what happens to that faith as it migrates online.